CV Fellowship Director Program

With a focus on essential skills and knowledge for current, new and associate training program directors, this asynchronous, online course provides participants with the opportunity to review crucial elements of the program director position as well as connect and exchange ideas with colleagues in the Community Forum.




Accreditation Pt. 1

Participants will review ACGME process and procedures, including Accreditation, Common Program Requirements and Subspecialty Requirements.

What you’ll learn:

  • The ACGME Accreditation Process
  • ACGME Common Program Requirements
  • ACGME Subspecialty Program Requirements

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Common Program Requirements Web page

The Program Director's Virtual handbook

Accreditation Pt. 2

Participants will review components of Accreditation, including PEC and CCC, self-study, scholarly activity and QI Fellowship requirements.

What you’ll learn:

  • PEC and CCC Structure
  • Scholarly activity and QI Fellows requirements
  • The Self-Study Process

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Website

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Website

Participants will review and apply NRMP and ERAS processes, definitions and rules to recruitment and match efforts.

What you’ll learn:

  • NRMP and ERAS Process, Definition and Rules
  • Recruitment Logistics
  • Interviews: Issues and Techniques

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

Coming soon: Visa Overview and Resources

Participants will review the advantages of using the logic model and curriculum map in curriculum development and explain how to develop curriculums around COCAT recommendations.

What you’ll learn:

  • Basics of Curriculum Development
  • COCAT Curriculum Recommendations: Identification and Application
  • Curriculum Innovation Strategies

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

Coming soon:The Top 5 Adult Learning Principles

Participants will review how to work with underperformance in learners and faculty, as well as explore the process of remediation. What you’ll learn:

What you’ll learn:

  • Conflict Resolutions Strategies for Learners
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies for Faculty
  • The Process of Remediation

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

CV Fellows and Program Coordinators: Working Together

Time Management, Delegation and Succession Planning

Participants will review competency-based education, assessment and evaluation, and will apply assessment aids, such as the ACC milestone mapping tools.

What you’ll learn:

  • Assessment vs. Evaluation
  • Effective Feedback Strategies
  • Competency-Based Education

Additional Resources:

Coming soon: Videos

Coming soon: The Training Program Toolkit



Meet the Faculty

Planning Committee Members

Kathryn L. Berlacher

Dr. Kathryn L. Berlacher
MD, FACC

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Julie B. Damp

Dr. Julie B. Damp
MD, FACC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Chittur A. Sivaram

Dr. Chittur A. Sivaram
MBBS, FACC

David Ross Boyd Professor and Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Section

Accreditation Pt. 1 - Subject Matter Experts

  • Dr. James A. Arrighi, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH, FACC

Accreditation Pt. 2 – Subject Matter Experts

  • Dr. Srinath Adusumalli, MD
  • Dr. Joshua E. Levenson, MD
  • Dr. Lisa A. Mendes, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Melanie S. Sulistio, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Victor Soukoulis, MD, FACC

Recruitment and Match

  • Dr. Gaby Weissman, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Chittur A. Sivaram, MBBS, FACC

Curriculum Development

  • Dr. Alex J. Auseon, DO, FACC
  • Dr. Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC

Management Skills

  • Dr. Alison Bailey, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Jonathan R. Enriquez, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Glenn Hirsch, MD, MHS, FACC
  • Dr. John A. McPherson, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Jeanette Wheeler, CVT

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Dr. Lorrel E. Brown, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Sanjeev A. Francis, MD, FACC
  • Dr. Sandhya Venugopal, MD, FACC