The Electrophysiology Service and faculty are an integral component of the fellowship program in Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale. Training in basic aspects of electrophysiology is available to all fellows. A comprehensive course in ECG interpretation, lead by Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld, provides clinical cardiology fellows with training in ECG interpretation.
Clinical cardiology fellows spend a total of 2 months on the Electrophysiology Service during their first 2 years of training. Their responsibilities include evaluating and following patients seen in consultation and being managed by the Electrophysiology Service, as well as participating in baseline EP studies and observing operative and radiofrequency ablation procedures. Rotating fellows also attend the various didactic sessions offered by the service.
Advanced training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology is offered as a 2 year program which may be integrated with the general clinical cardiology fellowship. Based on availability, the program will accept candidates who have completed their core cardiology clinical training at other ACGME-approved institutions. The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology program at Yale is accredited by the ACGME, and meets or exceeds all ACGME requirements. Senior electrophysiology fellows participate in all aspects of clinical care on the service, and also staff an arrhythmia clinic at VA Connecticut (West Haven) where they provide device follow-up as well as the initial consultative evaluation of complex arrhythmia problems. The overall clinical experience includes evaluation of patients with a wide range of common and uncommon rhythm disorders, care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings, and the acquisition of the technical skills necessary for the practice of electrophysiology. Specific formal didactic instruction is an important component of the program as well. Additional information on the training program in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology can be obtained by mail through Dr. Lynda Rosenfeld, Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship.