The training structure for the cardiac physiology workforce practising echocardiography in the UK has changed dramatically over the last forty years and has led to two pathways to becoming registered as a Clinical Scientist in Cardiology. The first is to complete the three-year post-graduate Scientist Training Programme (). The second is for qualified individuals to demonstrate that the knowledge, experience, skill and professional practice competencies they have developed over the course of their career is equivalent to those acquired through the route. This process of equivalence is crucial in order to facilitate the transition in the workforce from an old to a new career framework and allow appropriately skilled individuals routes for progression.
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