Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS) COCATS outlines ACC’s recommended training requirements for adult cardiovascular medicine fellowship programs. Interventional cardiology training taken July 1, 2002, and thereafter must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The sponsoring institution must provide the program director with adequate support for the administrative activities of the fellowship . ©2017 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Page 1 of 41 ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine) Common Program Requirements are in BOLD Where applicable, text in italics describes the underlying philosophy of the requirements in that section. COCATS provides additional curricular content detail beyond the ACGME minimum requirements for gen-eral cardiovascular disease to define progressive levels of skill and competency in designated areas. The training mission of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program is to prepare clinical and academic cardiologists. Clinical cardiac electrophysiology training undertaken July 1, 1998 and thereafter must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Interventional cardiology training undertaken prior to July 1, 2002, must be conducted within an accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship program. Over the past several years, there has been a pro-gressive move toward competency-based training, For ACGME-sponsored fellowships in interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, electrophysiology and adult congenital heart disease, COCATS expectations are buffered by more robust Advanced Training Statements released independently by modality-specific task forces. Successful completion of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Cardiology. An interventional cardiology fellowship program must function as an integral part of an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in cardiovascular disease. The ACCF's initiative to identify specific core competencies that general cardiology trainees should attain during fellowship and that patients and accrediting bodies can reasonably expect a cardiologist (e.g., in practice for 10 years) to maintain or enhance. CARDIOLOGY Delineation of Privileges 1 of 11 APPLICANT: INITIAL APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS: BASIC EDUCATION: M.D. Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship training undertaken July 1, 2014 and thereafter must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy. training requirements for cardiovascular disease. Thus, the requirements for vascular medicine training are determined, in part, by the specialty's professional organization, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and licensing group, the American Board of Vascular Medicine. (Core) I.A.2. Fellowship Program Overview. or D.O. The Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Training Program is a non-ACGME, Texas Medical Board (TMB) accredited training program approved in 2010. Up-to-date documents related to accreditation of Cardiovascular Fellowship training programs including the COCATS 4 recommendations, 2020 ACGME Milestones, and ACC program requirements. The program includes a PGY7–PGY8 track for those who have completed a Cardiovascular Disease fellowship and wish to gain additional imaging training and reach Level II and/or III COCATS requirements.