Core Cardiology Training
The primary objective of the training program is to encourage the development of outstanding clinical skills in an atmosphere of academic inquiry.
Core Cardiology Training Program
Upon completion of the training program trainees will have been exposed to a broad range of clinical cardiology experiences and will be well equipped for independent practice, or may choose to pursue further training with a view toward an academic career in cardiovascular research and/or education.
The University of Calgary offers a three year training program in Adult Cardiology funded by the Ministry of Health and fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. In accordance with the requirements for training in adult cardiology, the core program consists of 31 blocks of mandatory clinical rotations, with an additional four elective blocks, and four research blocks. The program is flexible in supporting trainees to spend elective time at training sites outside Calgary, if appropriate.
There is a well-developed curriculum which is supported by Academic Half Day sessions, daily educational rounds and formal bedside teaching of cardiovascular physical examination skills. A focus on the acquisition of skills and knowledge required of an excellent clinician is combined with teaching and evaluation of the CanMeds roles as outlined by the Royal College.
Research is a mandatory component of the program. A well-established infrastructure and extensive human resources facilitates the involvement of trainees in clinical and basic laboratory research projects. All residents are required to participate in the annual research competition at ACC Lake Louise beginning in the 2nd year of the program.