Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) experience

  • Each resident spends a total of 4 weeks dedicated solely to learning TEE (an additional 4 weeks of elective time is possible during CA-3 year).Kumar Teaching TEE
  • During these 4 weeks, the resident performs all TEE exams for cardiac cases, in addition to all exams requested for non-cardiac cases. Residents are one-on-one with a Cardiac Anesthesiology attending for each exam.
  • We don’t have a cardiac anesthesia fellowship, so residents perform all TEE exams at UNC.
  • When you are not actively engaged in performing a TEE, you can sharpen your skills on our state-of-the-art HeartworksâTEE simulator.
  • Each resident far exceeds the 50 required TEE exams needed to attain Basic Certification in TEE by the National Board of Echocardiography.  For more information on Basic Certification in TEE, visit: http://echoboards.org/docs/BasicPTE_Cert_App-2017.pdf

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