Curriculum

Evaluation and management of patients with arrhythmia-related conditions who are commonly seen in the outpatient setting including palpitations, syncope, atrial arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure is the key component of the CCEP Fellowship curriculum. All patient encounters by the fellow will include a presentation to the supervising EP attending, including discussion of relevant teaching points and clinical care issues. 

The majority of rotations are completed at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Approximately one to two rotations per year can be expected to be completed at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a one-hour drive from Danville. This provides for an opportunity to work with different faculty and gain exposure to different techniques as well as see a different array of disease acuity and pathology. Housing is provided at GWV at no cost to the fellows during these rotations.

The clinical training in the CCEP Fellowship is complemented with didactic lectures and case presentations. 

Research opportunities
In its role as an academic medical center, GMC is a significant contributor to ongoing research in the field of cardiology as well as many other areas of medical science. Fellows are encouraged to become involved with clinical research projects, either retrospective or prospective projects including randomized trials, typically projects relating specifically to a particular area of interest to that fellow. Presentation of findings and publication of journal articles is strongly encouraged and supported.