Clarification of Interpretation of a Echocardiographic Study for purposes of Certification:

Interpretation by a Trainee is defined to be independent reading and reportingof an echocardiographic study followed by review with, or under the directsupervision of, an attending physician. Studies read by an attending with thetrainee as an observer are not to be counted.

While this has always been the intention of the NBE, this strict definition will be applied to fellows who begin their training on or after July 1, 2010.

This policy clarification is outlined in the ASCeXAM Certification Application and letters were also mailed to all Fellowship Training Directors in March and September 2010.