Observership Information


The Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s University (CINQ) and Kingston General Hospital may accommodate applicants for an observership with highly trained and practiced medical personnel. We are a high volume academic echocardiography laboratory and the first to be accredited by the Cardiovascular Care Network in Ontario. Over the course of your observership, you will observe many different techniques, including:

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • 2D and 3D imaging techniques
  • Strain and strain rate imaging
  • Echocardiographic optimization of CRT devices
  • Echocardiographic guidance of percutaneous procedures
  • Hand held ultrasound methods

Observership fees for the echocardiography lab are as follows:

  1. Trainees and postgraduates:
  • Internal to Queens: $150/week or $500/month
  • External to Queens: $250/week or $1000/month
  1. Clinical Placement:
  • $50/day or $1000/month
  1. Established Professionals:
  • $1500/week

Please send all inquiries about observerships to, along with your anticipated time frame. Requests are accommodated based on capacity and additional information may be required.