Table 2

Summary of Training Requirements for Echocardiography

LevelDuration of Training (Months)Cumulative Duration of Training (Months)Minimal No. of TTE Examinations PerformedMinimal No. of TTE Examinations InterpretedTEE and Special Procedures
I3375150Yes
II36150 (75 Add)300 (150 Add)Yes
III39300 (150 Add)750 (450 Add)Yes

Add = additional; TEE = transesophageal echocardiography; TTE = transthoracic echocardiography.

  • Typical duration assuming acceptable progress toward milestones and demonstrated competency.

  • Exposure to TEE and other special procedures.

  • Completion of Level II and additional special training are needed to achieve full competence in TEE and other special procedures.