The curriculum schedule for the Advanced Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Imaging Fellowship is flexible to meet the individual needs of each fellow. Vacation time (three weeks) occurs during the research rotations.
|Echocardiography, Gonda Building, Sixth Floor||2-3 months|
|Echocardiography, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus||1-2 months|
|Transesophageal echocardiogram, Gonda Building, Sixth Floor||1 month|
|Cardiac computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus||1-2 months|
Research activity is an integral part of this fellowship. The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic has tremendous infrastructure for clinical and translational research that has been further enhanced by the recent development of a dedicated congenital echocardiography research laboratory with both grant funding and research sonographer support.
Fellows in the Advanced Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Imaging Fellowship are expected to participate in numerous research projects with the expectation of presentations at national meetings and relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of your fellowship. You are evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty and the fellowship.