Didactic Conferences 7:00 – 8:00 AM


Core Conference

ECG, Echocardigraphy, and Coronary Angiogram Practicums

Quality Improvement

Imaging Conference

Cath Conference

Core Conference

ECG, Echocardiography, and Coronary Angiogram Practicums

Journal Club

Self-Directed Learning

Meet with Grand Round Speakers

* Self-Directed Learning is a study period over a few weeks where fellows explore an assigned topic and compile questions for Jeopardy at the end of the block. Topics include Cardio-Oncology, Cardio-Obstetrics, Vascular Medicine, etc.

¥ This is an opportunity for fellows to meet with the Grand Rounds speaker over breakfast but during our regularly scheduled conference time. It is an excellent chance for networking and mentorship, and previous fellows have used it to gain research, job, and academic connections that last an entire career.


Continuity Clinics

Fellows are assigned to either facility for one afternoon per week continuity clinic. Depending on the assigned location, the fellow is excused from their regularly scheduled rotation to attend clinic.
  • Banner University Medical Center – North Campus: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
  • Tucson VA Medical Center: Tuesday only


Sample Rotation Schedule

All fellows aim to achieve COCATS II training in echocardiography. Fellows who desire additional fellowship training in Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology will also aim for COCATS II in cardiac catheterization. Fellows who desire training in non-invasive diagnostic modalities will aim for COCATS II in Nuclear Cardiology and either COCATS II in cardiac CT or COCATS III in echocardiography.

The following table is a sample schedule based on the aggregate desires of our fellows the past several years

INPATIENT CONSULTS 8 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
CCU 4 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks
NIGHT FLOAT NONE 4 weeks 6 weeks
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks
CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION 4 weeks 6 weeks 10 weeks
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks
NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
AMBULATORY 4 weeks 4 weeks NONE
RESEaRCH/ELECTIVES 12 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks