Welcome to your Cardiology Fellowship training at Upstate Medical University. In coming to this program, you have chosen to embark on a three-year journey that will develop your skills as a clinician, scholar, and educator. Upon graduation, you will be amongst the best in your profession. However, achieving this milestone will require a strong commitment to all areas of your training and always maintaining your sense of professionalism.
Medical professionalism begins with the patient. When in doubt, the patient comes first…If in doubt always come in, always write a note.
This phrase will be repeated throughout your fellowship and must NEVER be forgotten. While there are governing bodies dictating rules and regulations regarding the likes of duty hours, a patient in urgent need should always be your first priority. As Program Director, I assure you that your rights will always be protected and that the letter of the law will be strictly followed at all times.
My door and the program administrator’s door are always open and we are always available to you. There may be times during your fellowship when unforeseen circumstances arise that may affect your performance. Please know that we are all here for you and will help you through any difficulties that may present themselves. You are never alone at Upstate.
This section of the Cardiology Fellowship website provides you with the policies and procedures we have in place to ensure that your fellowship experience at Upstate meets our expectations while exceeding yours. As you visit these pages, please remember that you have chosen a career that requires the utmost in character and professionalism.
Again, welcome to Upstate. I look forward to working with you.
Robert L. Carhart, Jr. MD FACCCardiology Fellowship Program Director