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DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center boot camp helps fellows and faculty establish a foundation of success

The 2022 Cardiovascular Boot Camp, held at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) on Aug. 5-7, 2022, was a two-day intense event that entailed hands-on training and expert-led lectures to first- and second-year fellows across multiple heart and vascular subdisciplines. Two specialty-specific tracks of cardiology and vascular surgery were offered. Following the guiding principles of “teach basics, teach broadly, teach early,” 82 fellows and 59 faculty members attended the event.
First-year and second-year cardiovascular fellows receiving hands on lab training with a cadaver. The training took place at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE).
Dr. Alan Lumsden, MD, Walter W. Fondren III Presidential Distinguished Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Chair and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist in discussion with a cardiovascular fellow.
Fellows going through the exercise of cadaver and specimen lab training at MITIE.
Dr. William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, FAHA, MACC, Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Chair and Professor at the Department of Cardiology at Houston Methodist addressing the class of cardiovascular fellows on the fundamentals of cardiovascular disease and management.
A cardiovascular fellow practicing cardiovascular surgical techniques while her colleagues make important observations.
According to Angie Mitchell, Director of MITIE, “Cardiovascular Fellows’ Boot Camp is an excellent opportunity for first-year and second-year fellows from across the nation to establish a broad foundation that sets them up for success throughout their career. Led by Alan B. Lumsden, MD, Huie Lin, MD, and William A. Zoghbi, MD, this event demonstrates Houston Methodist’s strong clinical expertise and leadership in educating the next generation of clinicians.”
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Angie MItchell, Director of MITIE
Abanti Chattopadhyay, PhD
December 2022
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