“This was an excellent review of Echocardiography… the BoardVitals team has pulled together a good set of resources for many of their question banks.”Dr. Thomas Lambert
Getting ready to take any exam can be nerve racking, even more so when it is to become certified in a specialty field. The ECG exam is known to be tough, but reasonable.
For Echocardiography, you will be required to take an exam that consists of one case oriented block study that will take about one and a half hours and three multiple choice blocks that will last up to 60 minutes per block. You will consider the following areas: Physical principles of ultrasound, valvular heart disease, ventricular size and function, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography, cardiac masses, pericardial disease, myocardial contrast and new applications of echocardiography. Your knowledge of M-mode, 2-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography, transesophageal, contrast and stress echocardiography will also be tested.
When you arrive to take the exam, you will need to provide a copy of your valid medical license as well as a government issued form of identification. You will not be allowed to bring any personal items into the exam room with you, including watches, cell phones, wallets, food items, etc. You should arrive 30 minutes before the exam is to start and no later than 30 minutes after or else you will not be admitted. Once the exam is completed, it will be about 10 weeks before you get your results as to whether or not you passed or failed. If you passed, you will receive your certificate about 12 weeks after score reports are received. Then the anticipation of receiving your certificate will come to an end and you can continue your career as a certified echocardiographer.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Echocardiography CME info found here.