Cardiovascular Fellows’ Boot Camp

Boot Camp is designed for first- and second-year fellows and offers four tracks: cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology and cardiac anesthesiology. This intense training follows the guiding principles of “Teach broadly. Teach early. Teach basics.” It will provide one day of hands-on cadaver and specimen lab training and two days of expert-led lectures on the fundamentals of cardiovascular disease and management. Each track is intended to provide an understanding of topics such as the following:

 

CARDIOLOGY TRACK

 

  • Preventive cardiology
  • Antiplatelet therapy
  • Adjunctive pharmacology for PCI
  • Heart failure
  • Rhythm disorders
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Structural heart disease

 

vascular track

 

  • Ultrasound-guided access, dissection and exposures
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Neurovascular disease
  • Venous disease
  • Renal and visceral artery diseases
  • Thoracic outlet and upper extremity

 

Cardiac surgery

 

  • Off-pump coronary bypass
  • Aortic and mitral valve replacement
  • Maze procedures
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Aortic root procedures
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Ventricular device insertion

cardiothoracic anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

 

  • Cardiac anatomy
  • Echocardiography
  • Surgical techniques
  • Hemodynamic monitoring and support
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Lung isolation strategies
  • Ventricular device simulators

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

This course is intended for first-year vascular surgery, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows and third-year integrated vascular surgery residents.

 

MEDIA

 

Curious about what you might expect? Please visit our collection of video lectures and photos from the 2019 program: cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

2022 Boot Camp for Cardiology and Vascular Surgery


The 2022 Cardiovascular Fellows’ Boot Camp for Cardiology and Vascular Surgery Fellows will take place August 5-7, 2022, at Houston Methodist Research Institute’s state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM).

Registration Coming Soon

Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
6670 Bertner Ave., 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030