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The ACGME-accredited training program in Cardiovascular Diseases at Dartmouth-Hitchcock has several fundamental goals:

  1. Achieve clinical excellence for all fellows in the diagnosis and management of the wide spectrum of cardiovascular disorders.
  2. Provide all fellows with complete familiarity in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic techniques and imaging modalities essential to current and future cardiological practice.
  3. Ensure that fellows obtain core knowledge in the areas of endothelial biology, cardiovascular genetics, pharmacotherapeutics, cardiac and vascular pathophysiology and cost-effective treatment strategies.
  4. Proved all fellows the opportunity and resources to engage in productive clinical or basic science research leading to publication.

Cardiology fellows do most of their training at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center main campus in Lebanon, NH. This state of the art facility opened in 1991 and has been substantially expanded since that time. The campus includes the inpatient hospital towers, operating rooms, diagnostic laboratories and critical care areas of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic offices, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Borwell Research building and conference facilities. The only other training site for cardiology fellows is the VA Medical Center in White River Junction VT. The VA rotation is a noninvasive consultative cardiology and ambulatory experience directed by VA-based cardiology faculty.

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