Table 1

Summary of Training Requirements for Echocardiography

LevelDuration of Training (Months)Cumulative Duration of Training (Months)Minimal No. of TTE Exams PerformedMinimal No. of TTE Exams InterpretedTEE and Special Procedures
13375150Yes
236150 (75 Add’l)300 (150 Add’l)Yes
3612300 (150 Add’l)750 (450 Add’l)Yes

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

  • Exposure to TEE and other special procedures.

  • Completion of Level 2 and additional special training needed to achieve full competence in TEE and other special procedures.