Cardiology

Cardiology residents celebrated a successful month with an anatomically correct Fontan cake

BCRP junior residents spend one month as part of the inpatient cardiology team at Boston Children’s Hospital. The service is composed of four primary residents in conjunction with first or second year cardiology fellows and often several medical students covering the Cardiac Medicine, Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, and Pulmonary Hypertension teams. The residents work closely alongside a separate team of nurse practitioners and both teams benefit from an administrative medical teams associate. Each resident has primary responsibility for the evaluation and management of patients with a wide range of congenital and acquired pediatric heart diseases, under the supervision of the cardiology attendings and fellows. Each resident spends roughly five days in the outpatient clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center evaluating common and uncommon problems encountered in an academic cardiology practice. Daily didactic sessions presented by faculty cardiologists and geared exclusively to residents and medical students focus on core topics in pediatric cardiology from EKG reading and understanding cardiac catheterization data to care of patients with complex congenital heart disease.