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Adopting a New Training Paradigm to Bridge the Gaps in Cardiology Fellows Training

Hasan Ali Farhan ; Scientific Council of Cardiology, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations- Baghdad Heart Centre, Baghdad, Iraq
Zainab Atiyah Dakhil orcid id ; Baghdad University/Al- Kindy College of Medicine/ Department of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

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Interventional cardiology specialty is progressing at a rapid pace, but the progress in cardiology fellowship programs does not parallel it fully. The educational and training environment provided by a healthcare facility to its trainees is a major determinant of the healthcare services it can provide to patients. Keeping that in mind, we tried to determine the fragile points in the traditional cardiology fellowship program by continuous precise feedback from fellows in training. We then tried to bridge the practice and teaching gaps by establishing a new training paradigm that implemented five courses in training of the final-year fellows, including training on device implantation, device programming and Holter basics, electrophysiology study basics, approaching and managing adult congenital heart disease, and cardio-maternal unit attendance. Once all fellows in training completed their new training program, they were surveyed for feedback regarding their satisfaction level with each course, privileges and educational pitfalls of each course, as well as their suggestions for future training programs for the next fellows to further improve competency. The survey found that the level of satisfaction was highest with electrophysiology and cardio maternal unit training, while the lowest satisfaction level was reported for the device implantation course, mainly due to limited hands-on training. This program provides equal opportunities to all candidates in order to improve knowledge and upgrade skills to improve the competencies of this workforce nucleus which will subsequently impact cardiovascular care.

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interventional cardiology; fellowship; training

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