Fellowship in Clinical, Preventive and Non-Invasive Cardiology - Medvarsity

Stream Medical
Course Type Fellowship
Duration 2 Years

Course Description

The prevalence of heart disease is increasing alarmingly in India. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, accounting for 1.7 million deaths annually. According to the global burden of disease report, nearly one-fourth of all deaths in India are related to cardiovascular diseases. Despite the rising burden of cardiovascular diseases in India, there is an acute shortage of trained cardiologists in the country. There are 4000 cardiologists in the country, while the requirement is 88,000. There is a need for physicians, who can serve to bridge this gap in the demand for cardiology services.


The ‘Fellowship in Clinical, Preventive & Non-Invasive Cardiology’ is a joint program created by Medanta Heart Institute and Medvarsity Online Ltd to develop a pool of skilled clinical and non-interventional cardiologists to address the increasing demand for cardiology services in India.  The student will receive 2-years of on-job training in clinical, preventive, and non-invasive cardiology as part of this course. This will include clinical training of 6 months in cardiac ICU, 3 months in cardiac inpatient wards, and 3 months in cardiac OPDs. The student will also get 12 months of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics training including echocardiography, cardiac stress testing, nuclear imaging, and other imaging methods.


Course Schedule (2-years)

One year of clinical with non-invasive cardiac diagnostics training One year of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics training
 6 Months – Cardiac Intensive Care  6 Months – Echocardiography
 3 Months – Cardiac In-patient Ward  3 Months – Cardiac Stress Testing / Nuclear Imaging
 3 Months – Cardiac Outpatient  

What you will learn?

Online Learning:
The online component includes theoretical content on LMS – textual reading material, recorded videos, live virtual classes, online virtual simulations, and research methodology.

First Semester:

Theory: Online Simulations:
 Coronary Artery Disease  BLS, ECG
 Cardiovascular Risk Factors  Cardiovascular Pathology
 Conventional Transthoracic Echocardiography – I  Embryology & Congenital Disorders


Second Semester:

Theory: Online Simulations:
 Valvular Heart Disease  Valve Disease
 Heart Failure  Wall Motion
 Conventional Transthoracic Echocardiography – II  Diastolic Function
 Case Study/ Minor Project  


Third Semester:

Theory: Online Simulations:
 Cardiac Emergencies & Arrhythmias  Doppler
 Cardiomyopathies Endocarditis
 Advanced Echocardiography Pericarditis
 Stress Testing and Nuclear Imaging  TEE, Stress Echo
 Case Study/Minor Project  


Fourth Semester:

 Miscellaneous Cardiac Disorders
 Miscellaneous Non-invasive Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures


Offline Learning: The offline component includes practical training in the hospital.
1. Clinical Rotations

  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiac Inpatient Ward
  • Cardiac Out-patient
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Stress Testing/ Nuclear Imaging
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Holter Monitoring

2. Thesis / Case Report – Each student is expected to

  • Undertake one research project as his/her thesis
  • Submit 2 case reports for publication (only submission is required, regardless of the outcome of    submission)

3. Journal Club/ Seminar / Presentation
4. Minor Project / Case Study
5. Dissertation
6. Community Outreach (at least 6 heart camps)


Clinical Training certification by Medanta Hospitals will be awarded to all successful students who complete
• The duration of the program
• All assessments
• Logbooks
• Thesis
• Other prerequisites

Selection Process:

• Online entrance test (MCQ-based)
• Personal interview by Course director (online or offline)

Hands-on simulation training on Basics of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention:

This training gives you an opportunity to practice Coronary Guidewires, Coronary Guide Catheters, Vascular Access, and closure techniques, Basic Review of Balloons & Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Technology, Coronary Perforation, Retrieval of Embolized Material, etc.

Next Batch Start Date  13th Jun 2022*

Course Duration   24 Months

Course Eligibility:

• MD/ DNB Internal Medicine

• DNB Family Medicine

• Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC)

• MD-emergency Medicine and MRCEM

• MD-Community Medicine


Course validity: 25 months. There will be an extra charge on the extension of the course validity.