Goals and Objectives

Endovascular and Structural Heart Interventional Fellowship

Competence in the following six areas is expected from the structural fellow: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice.

Patient Care

Patient care starts in the clinic, and pre-procedure planning extends to intra-procedural skills and post-procedural care. Our fellows are expected to be involved in all stages of patient care and be able to deliver excellent care.

Medical Knowledge

Our Fellows are expected to be up to date with current best practices, and the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine should be reflected in decisions made by the fellow and the care provided to the patient. Fellows will be expected to provide Journal Club and didactics relating to evolving evidence.

Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Fellows must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their performance in the care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Structural cardiology is a field based on a team approach. Our fellows are expected to be able to contact different teams and services to convey a concise and clear message regarding patients. At the same time, maintain professional interaction at all times, including while providing consultative services.


Fellows are expected to demonstrate professional behavior and adherence to ethical principles consistently.

System-based Practice

Fellows must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.