It is the vision of the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Program at McGovern Medical School to create a dynamic training environment and educational program in the field of cardiovascular electrophysiology (the only one of its kind in The University of Texas System) that will provide the breadth and depth of training that can be found only in the Texas Medical Center through our affiliation with Memorial Hermann’s Heart and Vascular Institute. The mission of UTHealth Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Program at McGovern Medical School is to provide the highest quality of education and training in cardiovascular electrophysiology.
In pursuit of this mission, the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Training Program:
- offers educational experiences encompassing the breadth and depth of core knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for eligibility to take the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) examination.
- provides training in cognitive and technical skills necessary for not only practicing in the electrophysiology profession, but also becoming leaders in the field.
Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Program Goals
Graduates of the Program
- will be able to understand the physiology of a patient’s disease and manage cardiac implantable device therapy;
- will demonstrate problem-solving ability within a multidisciplinary care team;
- will demonstrate ability to assess rhythm disturbance problems and independently manage adult and pediatric cases; and
- will be able to read, understand and present on the professional literature in the field of electrophysiology.
- will be able to respond to emergent situations and troubleshooting and assist the physician in complex ablation procedures.
- will maintain highest level of professionalism
- Prepare, at minimum, competent entry-level skills in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Principles of Education
- The curriculum provides trainees with a general device and ablation education with the breadth and depth of core knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for electrophysiology training and life-long practice in the profession.
- The curriculum is coordinated so that, when appropriate, courses and clinical experiences are seamlessly integrated.
- The faculty have established an environment that fosters professionalism, humanism, altruism, ethical behavior, empathy, and compassion.
- The curriculum explicitly defines the core knowledge, skills, and attributes expected of electrophysiology trainees upon completion of the program
- The curriculum is informed by recognized educational research and theory and by measured outcomes.
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