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UMDNJ-SOM ~ South Jersey Heart Group, P.C. Cardiology Fellowship Program

Didactic Education Program    



Academic Lecture Series:

Every Thursday your academic time is from 1pm-5pm.  During these times your formal academic lectures will be given by the attending staff and visiting lecturers.  You will also participate by giving several formal, well-researched case presentations.  Your case presentations will address all 7 core competencies and be evaluated on those same core competencies by an attending faculty member.  Lecture topics include, but are not limited to cath, echo, case review and a broad range of other topics geared toward making this a well rounded academic experience. 

Conferences / Lectures / Didactic Functions

It is expected that the fellow attend as many of the offered didactic conferences that he/she can in order to be exposed to the academic that our program has to offer.  While not all fellows will be able to attend all after hour dinners, lectures, conferences etc., it is expected that a concerted effort be made to attend as many functions as possible within reason.  There are, however, some didactic functions which require mandatory attendance.  For these functions, you will receive advance notice. 

A monthly Journal club is held at the South Jersey Heart Group office in Cherry Hill. You can find the monthly articles for Journal club on the SJHG website. Each fellow will present an article in detail including statistical relevance, practice applications and an appropriate critique. 
Braunwald club is a fellow driven series designed to enhance your learning.  This is in preparation for cardiovascular boards.  The schedule for Braunwald is posted on the SJHG website calendar.  Braunwald club is routinely held in the SJHG Cherry Hill office.

A monthly ECG conference is held with Dr. Scott Siegal.  Strips are made available for review in advance on our sjhg website, and following the monthly conference, answers and additional ECG training information can also be found on the website.  This dynamic conference is fellow driven and led by Dr. Scott Siegal.

Morning Report

Nearly every morning at 8am morning report is help which provides a review of interesting cases presenting in the hospital or lectures on pre-specified topics.  South Jersey Heart Group supervises morning report at Our Lady of Lourdes on Thursday from 8-9am and at Kennedy Memorial Hospital on Thursday from 7-8am.  There will be scheduled morning reports at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford; these will be assigned and a mandatory function.

During most of the academic year a grand rounds conference will be held on Wednesday afternoons that will usually be lectures from both full and part-time faculty and also visiting lecturers.  These are mandatory if you are on a rotation in the institution.  Also, each fellow will present grand rounds two times a year at Stratford and at Our Lady of Lourdes.