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Cardiology

The Faculty postgraduate program in Cardiology trains clinically mature and competent specialists with a broad level of expertise in the diagnosis and management of both routine and complex cardiovascular disease. 

The training program is carried out at the:

Montreal General Hospital
Royal Victoria Hospital
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
Montreal Children's Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital Center

Lakeshore General Hospital

Dr. Nadia Giannetti is the Interim MUHC Director of Cardiology.

Dr. David Langleben is the Jewish General Hospital Director of Cardiology

To be eligible for this program, candidates must have completed three years of internal medicine training.

During the three-year program, the principal clinical experiences will be coronary care, consultations for both outpatients and inpatients, and outpatient-based clinical care. Non-invasive and invasive diagnostic skills, including electrocardiographic interpretation, exercise ECG, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and cardiovascular nuclear medicine, will be acquired. All trainees will learn the basic skills of right and left heart catheterization and coronary angiography and participate in percutaneous coronary interventions. Trainees will become proficient in procedures such as cardioversion and temporary transvenous pacemaker insertion. Proficiency in arrhythmia diagnosis and management will be gained through analysis of Holter monitor recordings and participation in electrophysiologic studies. Rotation through the active cardiac surgery program provides skills in perioperative management and an understanding of cardiac physiology during recovery. During rotations at the Montreal Children's Hospital, candidates will acquire the fundamentals of pediatric cardiology and the McGill Adult Congenital Heart Clinic provides exposure to patients that have grown to adulthood. Residents in their final year spend a month of community cardiology at Saint Mary’s Hospital or the Lakeshore General Hospital.

The longitudinal out-patient cardiology clinic experience allows residents to follow their own patients under the supervision of an attending cardiologist.

Acquisition of an approach to performing research, and completion of a research project, are considered essential to a successful cardiology training period, and candidates will be expected to participate in a research project (basic, clinical or epidemiologic) in the area of cardiovascular disease, over the three-year period.

Weekly clinical, echocardiography and research conferences are held, covering all areas of cardiovascular disease. Residents are liberated from clinical activities for academic half-day every Wednesday afternoon.

For further information regarding the program, please contact:

Dr Regina Husa and Dr Mathieu Walker
Cardiology Training Program Directors
c/o Anna Ballarano, Room M4.76
Royal Victoria Hospital
687 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1
Tel: (514) 934-1934, ext 36151
Fax: (514) 843-2813
E-mail: anna.ballarano@mcgill.ca

http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/cardiol/

For information regarding the application process, please refer to the McGill Postgraduate Medical Education website: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/postgrad/admission.htm

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