The Section of Cardiology provides a comprehensive three-year fellowship training program to prospective fellows in general Cardiology. As a major referral center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fellows are exposed to a large number of patients with a wide and varied range of cardiovascular diseases. These include patients with ischemic, native and prosthetic valvular, congenital, myocardial, pericardial diseases and arrhythmias, to name a few.
Cardiology fellows undergo intensive training in all aspects of modern cardiology. They are expected to undertake monthly rotations in the cardiac care unit, general cardiology ward, consultation services, echocardiography laboratory, catheterization laboratory, stress / nuclear cardiology laboratory and electrophysiology. Weekly subspecialty clinics dedicated to ischemic heart disease, heart failure, valvular disease, post-operative care and arrhythmias allow for follow-up in the outpatient setting. Numerous conferences are provided to enhance the teaching and academic environment of the training program. These include combined adult Cardiology-Cardiac Surgery case presentations, didactic teaching conferences on ECG, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization/hemodynamics, nuclear/stress testing and journal club.
Furthermore, a weekly departmental grand round and a monthly departmental journal club are available. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue clinical research and contribute to the publication of abstracts and manuscripts.