Fellowship Program

Royal College AFC-diploma in Adult Echocardiography

 

Queen’s University and Kingston Health Science Center invite applicants for its established Level III Echo Fellowship beginning July of each year.

Applications will be accepted during the period of January 1 – March 15.

We are a high-volume academic Echo Lab and the 1st to be accredited by the CCN in Ontario. We conduct > 1000 stress echocardiograms, 400-500 TEEs, and thousands of TTEs annually.

Training in our lab encompass all aspects of echocardiography including contrast echo, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, echocardiographic guidance of electrophysiology procedures, 3D echo, ASD and PFO closures, as well as opportunities to participate in intraoperative echocardiography. Candidates who are interested to CT and nuclear training may also gain exposure in these areas upon request.

There will also be opportunities in intraoperative TEE in collaboration with the Cardiac Anesthesia services.

The echo fellow will also develop administrative skills in the quality and improvement strategies required to run a successful laboratory.

Opportunity will also be available to participate in basic science and clinical research studies. POCUS and vascular imaging projects are available, and there are opportunities to gain experience in animal imaging. Research is highly promoted.

This fellowship offers a one-year position.

There are 4 weeks of cardiology clinical/ward obligations.

The fellowship is directed by Dr. Zardasht Jaff and Dr. Anthony Sanfilippo.

Qualified applicants are invited to send the following information to

Zardasht.Jaff@kingstonhsc.ca , subject line; Echo Fellowship application

1)  One-page cover letter

2)  Curriculum vitae (CV)

3) 3 reference letters

Preference will be given to Candidates who have completed an FRCPC (Cardiology) Program.