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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interventional cardiology fellowship training in the New York metropolitan area: A perspective from the United States epicenter.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 02 01; 97(2):201-205.CC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The healthcare burden posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the New York Metropolitan area has necessitated the postponement of elective procedures resulting in a marked reduction in cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) volumes with a potential to impact interventional cardiology (IC) fellowship training.

METHODS

We conducted a web-based survey sent electronically to 21 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited IC fellowship program directors (PDs) and their respective fellows.

RESULTS

Fourteen programs (67%) responded to the survey and all acknowledged a significant decrease in CCL procedural volumes. More than half of the PDs reported part of their CCL being converted to inpatient units and IC fellows being redeployed to COVID-19 related duties. More than two-thirds of PDs believed that the COVID-19 pandemic would have a moderate (57%) or severe (14%) adverse impact on IC fellowship training, and 21% of the PDs expected their current fellows' average percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume to be below 250. Of 25 IC fellow respondents, 95% expressed concern that the pandemic would have a moderate (72%) or severe (24%) adverse impact on their fellowship training, and nearly one-fourth of fellows reported performing fewer than 250 PCIs as of March 1st. Finally, roughly one-third of PDs and IC fellows felt that there should be consideration of an extension of fellowship training or a period of early career mentorship after fellowship.

CONCLUSIONS

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant reduction in CCL procedural volumes that is impacting IC fellowship training in the NY metropolitan area. These results should inform professional societies and accreditation bodies to offer tailored opportunities for remediation of affected trainees.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA.Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA.Northshore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York, USA.Staten Island University Hospital, New York, New York, USA.Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, USA.Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York, USA.Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, New York, New York, USA.Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, USA.Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA.Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32415916

Citation

Gupta, Tanush, et al. "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic On Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training in the New York Metropolitan Area: a Perspective From the United States Epicenter." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, vol. 97, no. 2, 2021, pp. 201-205.
Gupta T, Nazif TM, Vahl TP, et al. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interventional cardiology fellowship training in the New York metropolitan area: A perspective from the United States epicenter. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021;97(2):201-205.
Gupta, T., Nazif, T. M., Vahl, T. P., Ahmad, H., Bortnick, A. E., Feit, F., Jauhar, R., Kandov, R., Kim, M., Kini, A., Lawson, W., Leber, R., Lee, A., Moreyra, A. E., Minutello, R. M., Sacchi, T., Vaidya, P. J., Leon, M. B., Parikh, S. A., ... Kodali, S. (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interventional cardiology fellowship training in the New York metropolitan area: A perspective from the United States epicenter. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 97(2), 201-205. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28977
Gupta T, et al. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic On Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training in the New York Metropolitan Area: a Perspective From the United States Epicenter. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 02 1;97(2):201-205. PubMed PMID: 32415916.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interventional cardiology fellowship training in the New York metropolitan area: A perspective from the United States epicenter. AU - Gupta,Tanush, AU - Nazif,Tamim M, AU - Vahl,Torsten P, AU - Ahmad,Hasan, AU - Bortnick,Anna E, AU - Feit,Frederick, AU - Jauhar,Rajiv, AU - Kandov,Ruben, AU - Kim,Michael, AU - Kini,Annapoorna, AU - Lawson,William, AU - Leber,Robert, AU - Lee,Alexander, AU - Moreyra,Abel E, AU - Minutello,Robert M, AU - Sacchi,Terrence, AU - Vaidya,Pranaychan J, AU - Leon,Martin B, AU - Parikh,Sahil A, AU - Kirtane,Ajay J, AU - Kodali,Susheel, Y1 - 2020/05/16/ PY - 2020/04/27/received PY - 2020/05/05/accepted PY - 2020/5/18/pubmed PY - 2021/2/25/medline PY - 2020/5/17/entrez KW - coronavirus disease KW - fellowship training KW - interventional cardiology KW - procedural volume SP - 201 EP - 205 JF - Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions JO - Catheter Cardiovasc Interv VL - 97 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: The healthcare burden posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the New York Metropolitan area has necessitated the postponement of elective procedures resulting in a marked reduction in cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) volumes with a potential to impact interventional cardiology (IC) fellowship training. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey sent electronically to 21 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited IC fellowship program directors (PDs) and their respective fellows. RESULTS: Fourteen programs (67%) responded to the survey and all acknowledged a significant decrease in CCL procedural volumes. More than half of the PDs reported part of their CCL being converted to inpatient units and IC fellows being redeployed to COVID-19 related duties. More than two-thirds of PDs believed that the COVID-19 pandemic would have a moderate (57%) or severe (14%) adverse impact on IC fellowship training, and 21% of the PDs expected their current fellows' average percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume to be below 250. Of 25 IC fellow respondents, 95% expressed concern that the pandemic would have a moderate (72%) or severe (24%) adverse impact on their fellowship training, and nearly one-fourth of fellows reported performing fewer than 250 PCIs as of March 1st. Finally, roughly one-third of PDs and IC fellows felt that there should be consideration of an extension of fellowship training or a period of early career mentorship after fellowship. CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant reduction in CCL procedural volumes that is impacting IC fellowship training in the NY metropolitan area. These results should inform professional societies and accreditation bodies to offer tailored opportunities for remediation of affected trainees. SN - 1522-726X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32415916/Impact_of_the_COVID_19_pandemic_on_interventional_cardiology_fellowship_training_in_the_New_York_metropolitan_area:_A_perspective_from_the_United_States_epicenter_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28977 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -