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Cardiology Service

Overview

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Programme(s)

  1. Paediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Paediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Objective

Targets to achieve at the end of training period:

  • Competent assessment and management of cardiac patients
  • Read and analyse electrocardiogram, 24-hour holter and treadmill
  • Able to perform echocardiograms and come to a working diagnosis with minimal supervision
  • Read and analyse and discuss cardiac angiograms and hemodynamics
  • Present a paper in a scientific meeting and write/publish a journal paper

Course Contents

Teaching Programme

  1. Daily ward round: The ward round starts at 08:00 in the Children’s intensive care where all cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients are reviewed and management decisions made. This done together with the cardiothoracic surgeons and the intensivist. The patients in the stepdown unit, neonatal intensive care and the ward are seen.
  2. Works at MO / registrar level - daily clerking and review of patients, carrying out and reviewing investigations - setting drips and blood tests. He will be involved in seeing and managing outpatient cardiac patients under consultant supervision. Clinic days - everyday except Thursday.
  3. Cardiology calls and intensive care calls: The fellow should be part of the cardiology/ intensive care call roster and depending on competence will be allowed to take on the tag on or full call. The fellow will see the consultations and report to the consultant on call. He will come down at night to assess and review and managepatients and assist the consultant cardiologist when necessary.
  4. Training in echocardiography - technique and assessment: He will be taught to perform basic 2D echocardiograms. He will come down after the morning ward round to the echocardiogram laboratory to do the echocardiograms under consultant supervision. He will also learn neonatal echocardiogram, which is done on patients on the Neonatal Intensive care and from the peripheral wards. On Thursday, while in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, he will be able to observe and learn transesophageal echocardiogram and assist in cardiac catheterization.
  5. Assist in cardiac catheterisation: Every Thursday he will have the opportunity to observe and assist in cardiac catheterization. This will involve diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization. The fellow will be taught to write and complete the cardiac catheterization report, which he will have to present and discuss the next day on the Friday Cardiac Conference.
  6. Attendance of weekly cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery meeting - presentation of cases for discussion, and presentation of papers and topics. The meeting time is from 09:00 to 11.00. He will prepare a cardiology topic for presentation once a month.
  7. Write a research paper for presentation and publication: The fellow will be given a topic or subject to research, present and write up. He should be sponsored to present research papers locally or overseas.

Method

Hands on clinical fellowship attachment – credentialing by Singapore Medical Council

For Whom

Doctors

Pre-requisite

Candidates must be medical graduates from recognized medical schools as determined by the Singapore Medical Council or a degree that can be registered by the Singapore Medical Council.

Success of the fellowship application is also contingent on approval by the Singapore Medical Council for a temporary medical practicing license.

Duration

From six months to one year

Training Dates/Period

Anytime

Certification

Certificate of fellowship at the end of the attachment.

Positions / Training Places

Clinical Fellowship

Course Fee

Fees will be determined upon application.

Funding

Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions.

Contact of Organiser / Institution

Head of Service
Cardiology Service, Paediatric Subspecialties
Division of Medicine
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

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