mentioned earlier Lankenau Medical Center was recognized for its
audience response conference series to present at the annual
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education national meeting in
Core Curriculum Lecture Series
Lectures are presented by faculty that cover major topics in cardiology.
The year is divided into seven blocks of integrated topics:
Block 4 – Heart Failure, Myocardial and Pericardial Disease
Block 5 – Electrophysiology
Block 6 – Congenital Heart Disease
Block 7 – Vascular Disease
Each core curriculum topic is accompanied by hand-out of the lecture and
followed one week later by an audience response lecture to reinforce
clinically important points.
Weekly invasive (catheterization) and non-invasive (echocardiography and
nuclear cardiology) conferences are integrated topic-wise into the core
curriculum and audience response series.
Cardiology Grand Rounds
This is an hour lecture presented by guest lecturers on current,
clinically important topics.
Electrocardiograms are interpreted and discussed by the fellows and
attendings. Electrophysiology principles are presented.
Recent original articles from major cardiology and medicine journals are
reviewed. Attending physicians are present to guide the discussions of
study design, methodologic issues and clinical relevance of the studies.
A monthly research conference is held. This is multi-disciplinary and
includes cardiologists, CT surgeons, basic scientists and research
Medical Grand Rounds
This is an hour lecture presented by world-renowned experts in internal
medicine and subspecialties on current, clinically important topics.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
This conference consists of the presentation of a recent case by a third
year resident with group participation by faculty and residents. The
focus is on the discussion of differential diagnosis and the management
of the case. There is a brief formal discussion of the disease entity in
question at the end of the discussion.
Other opportunities for conference attendance include:
Interpretation and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias sponsored
by American College of Cardiology (Peter R. Kowey, MD, Program
Director) scheduled for April 16-19, 2009
Pacemaker programming courses
A didactic core curriculum lecture series is presented by a
cardiology attending to the medical house-staff each Friday.
Other selected conferences
In addition, several days of the week, a member of the cardiology staff
holds teaching rounds and discusses case management with the house-staff
in the intensive care unit and telemetry units. The clinical fellow
assigned to the intensive care unit participates in the analysis of the
diagnostic and management programs.
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