Curriculum

The program curriculum is based on the subspecialty training requirements in pediatric cardiology as outlined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The three-year mandatory content of training includes the following with one block equal to four weeks:

  • Outpatient Cardiology (ambulatory) - 4 blocks (May be done longitudinally)
  • Electrophysiology - 3 blocks
  • Pathology - 1 block
  • Clinical Cardiology (inpatients / consultations) - 7 blocks
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - 2 blocks
  • Cardiac Catheterization - 5 blocks
  • Echocardiography - 6 blocks
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease - 1 block
  • Research - 3 blocks
  • Elective - 3 blocks
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Imaging - 1 block  (May be taken longitudinally).
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging - 5 blocks (concurrently done with cardiac catheterization) is not mandatory by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, but standard in our program
  • CVS - Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery - 1 block - not mandatory by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada but standard in our program
  • Heart Failure/Transplantation – 1 block - not mandatory by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada but standard in our program and usually done at a quaternary centre such as the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto or the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton
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