Robert Sanchez, M.D. -
Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
The fellowship in cardiology at Northside Hospital is designed to provide the learner with high quality instruction and experience in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. The program will be 36 months in duration. Fellows may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of Internal Medicine Residency thereby becoming Board Eligible for Internal Medicine. Training may include a Specialty Track Internal Medicine internship. The Base Training Institution will be Northside Hospital of St. Petersburg, Florida. Continuity outpatient clinic training will be provided at the base teaching site as well as at affiliate sites (in the ambulatory care facilities of the trainers).
The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are molded after the core competencies in the COCATS document. These didactics will be delivered through the cardiovascular lecture series presented by trainers, cardiovascular fellows, cardiac catheterization conferences, cardiovascular conferences, journal club, and daily academic rounds on all rotations.
Patient Care Experience
The program provides extensive instruction and participation in clinical cardiac patient care services. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of cardiac clinical settings including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Electrophysiology, Pacemaker /ICF/Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fib Ablations/ Arrhythmia management, Tilt table procedures, and Cardiac Stress Testing. Northside Hospital is the base hospital for training with other facilities utilized as warranted by the Curriculum.
The core curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology COCATS training document. The program is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute as well as affiliate institutions. At the successful completion of the program, the fellow will have received adequate instruction and experience to qualify for Level 2* skills in general cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, stress testing, pacemaker implantation with follow up, and basic nuclear cardiology and electrophysiology.
Fellows complete a 36 month training program. Working hours are generally 7 am to 7 pm, with rotating on-call schedules. Fellows receive a total of 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs, and holidays. Fellows are also allowed a total of 5 days of paid time for continuing medical education and conference attendance.
View our 2012/2013 Cardiology Fellows.
Fellowship candidates will complete the application provided by the Department of Medical Education at Northside Hospital.For more information, please contact Medical Education Coordinator Jaymie West at email@example.com or 727-521-5057.