The excitement continues as 3rd year general cardiology fellows wrap up their training in these last few months. Those pursuing advanced training in interventional cardiology find themselves at a crossroads as they begin a year of procedural training. Being one of those lucky fellows, I recently began searching for resources to help me get started with the transition. This list is definitely not exhaustive, but I hope you find it helpful for those going down this pathway.
Here are my go-to resources to help me get started in interventional cardiology training.
- CRF (Cardiovascular Research Foundation) Fellows Course Connect
– This year, it will be presented in a virtual live-streamed format from May 7th-9th. One of the go-to courses every year that features key concepts in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Yes, it’s free for fellows.
- ARCH (Advanced Revascularization) Course – Hybrid
– Takes place both online and with limited in-person registration in St. Louis Missouri at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Has a dedicated Fellows course on Wednesday, April 14th, with the goal to prepare cardiology fellows for interventional practice. (Full scholarship included with registration)
- SCAI 2021 (Virtual) Scientific Sessions
Can’t miss the scientific sessions from SCAI, it’ll be loaded with tons of educational content geared towards interventional cardiology. Dr. Quinn Capers is scheduled as a Keynote speaker discussing “Black Lives Matter….In the Cath Lab, Too! A Role for Interventional Cardiology in Combating Racism”
- SCAI Fall Fellows Course
Tentatively scheduled for Dec 3-7th in Miami, Florida. Always considered one of the best interventional fellow courses to attend. Looking forward to this happening.
- Interventional, Early Career, & FIT Monthly Case Discussions: High Risk and Complex PCI and Mechanical Circulatory Support
- CRT 2021 Virtual
From Feb 13 – April 24, 2021, every Saturday Morning. From live-stream discussions with the latest in interventional cardiology to live cases. Free registration is a plus.
- Emmanouil Brilakis’ youtube channel. The Manual of PCI (A Step-by-step approach) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELu-yJ7USOU&list=PLrg6KBVL0GBqabghGLCgqbplSrGQEiHh4
Probably one of the most important youtube channels for all interventional cardiology trainees. If you haven’t started watching these videos, you’re missing out. The accompanying textbook (https://www.pcimanual.org/) is also a must-have.
Now there are also plenty more resources out there, but I felt that this was a good starting place for me. Hopefully, it helps someone.
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