The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Cadiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program


The fellowship program is required by the ACGME to train fellows to obtain competency in the following six areas. To accomplish this goal, the program must define the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as the educational experiences needed for residents to acquire. These areas should be considered the six competencies of cardiovascular fellowship training.

  1. Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
  2. Medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
  3. Practice-based learning and improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence and improvement in patient care.
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, their families and other health professionals.
  5. Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  6. Systems-based practice, as manifested by demonstration of an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care and to use systems resources to provide care of optimal value.

Each rotation month has goals and objectives defined by year in training.

Fellow Conference Attendance Policy

Fellows must attend 70% of the required conferences - Fellow Multidisciplinary, Cath/Surgery M&M, Research, Journal Club, Core Lectures (which include basic science lectures), and Imaging. Handouts, and sometimes slides, are available to fellows who miss the conferences.

Curriculum Schedule




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