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).
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 HeartWorks® TEE simulator.