The training program lasts 2 years and is approved by Vanderbilt’s Office of Graduate Medical Education. One year training experiences will be considered depending on the circumstances. Training will be tailored to the imaging modalities that best align with the fellow’s research interests. Trainees will also participate in teaching through a monthly Multimodality Imaging Conference.
Trainees are expected to develop skills in research methodology including hypothesis development, data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Multi-modality research projects are encouraged. Formal training in research is available through Vanderbilt’s Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation or Masters of Public Health programs. Trainees will meet requirements for the Responsible Conduct of Research as described by the NIH.
Studies performed during the 2017-2018 academic year by modality:
Transthoracic Echocardiography: 27,855
Transesophageal Echocardiography/Cardioversions: 1,459
Structural TEE Cases (e.g. TAVR, Mitraclip): 200
Nuclear SPECT: 2,380
Cardiac MRI: 2,304