I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
General Paediatric Cardiology Fellowship and Observership
The aim of the programme is to provide a comprehensive course in paediatric cardiology so that the trainee can achieve the basic knowledge and skills expected of a general paediatric cardiologist and practice as one. The trainee will learn normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy, physiology and haemodynamics. He/she will develop skills in clinical cardiology and echocardiography, as well as exposure to cardiac catheterisation. He/she will be able to develop a plan of management and confidently look after children with cardiac disease. This includes medical treatment and recommendation for appropriate interventional or cardiac surgical management.
This programme is a specialty training. Fellows will see cardiac patients and referrals from general paediatrics and specialties like Haematology and Oncology, Children’s Emergency, Neonatology as well as from the Neonatal and Children Intensive Care Units. Fellows will be rotated to do tag-on calls to take referrals, and to look after Cardiology/Cardiothoracic patients in the Children’s Intensive Care and the Cardiac Step Down Unit.
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Aim of Programme
A significant proportion of the training in paediatric cardiology will be clinical hands-on and procedure-based. This implies that the training would take into consideration the need for familiarisation of common cardiac procedures. The ability to master echocardiography techniques and make meaningful interpretation in order to complement other knowledge in formulating management plans is essential. Being able to assist in performing cardiac catheterisation would auger well for the paediatric cardiology fellow who may wish to consider further specialisation in this field in the future.
Duration of Programme
Clinical Fellowship: 6 month or 1 year Hands-Off Observership: maximum of 28 daysClinical Observership: up to a maximum of 6 months
Number of Training Places
1 to 2 Fellows every 12-24 months
After completing the programme, Fellows will be able to:
The Fellow would also have participated in research, and present or publish a research paper.
The activities include:
Note that the Observer or Fellow will not be rotated through other departments or hospitals.
Past and Present Fellows
Some of our past fellows are:
Team of Experts
The Cardiology Service Fellowship Programme is managed by the following experts:
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
Fellows are required to continually demonstrate the following six competencies throughout the programme:
(A) Patient Care
(B) Medical Knowledge (C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills (E) Professionalism
(F) Systems-Based Practice There is no summative assessment.
General overall grading system
The general overall grading system evaluates the Fellow’s performance upon completion of the fellowship programme. All Fellows will be given a general overall grading status at the end of the fellowship programme based on the grading criteria requirements incorporating the six competency-based knowledge, skills and performance that Fellows must demonstrate throughout the programme.
If, after spending some time in the specialty, the Fellow feels that paediatric cardiology is not suited for him/her, then he/she may choose to terminate his/ her training after discussion with the supervisor.
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
Qualified paediatricians who have gone through postgraduate training in paediatrics are most welcome.
Candidates must have:
IV Other Information
Course fee will be determined upon application.
Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions.
A certificate of fellowship will be awarded upon completion of the programme.
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