Basic Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease

The Basic Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease aims to instruct fellows in evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and management of patients with various acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. Our training reflects the standards of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Cardiology, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program requirements for residency education in cardiovascular disease.

We offer two pathways for completing an ACGME-accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship. The standard three-year clinical training program is geared towards those who want careers as cardiologists in private practice or non-research academics; fellows are encouraged to undertake shortened research projects in their areas of interest. The four-year research/clinical program is designed for fellows who want to pursue a career in academic medicine as physician-scientists.

All fellows participate in a world-class outpatient clinic during their fellowship, where they see a wide range of cardiac pathology. Fellows are matched with a team of attendings, nurses, and administrative support personnel with whom they remain throughout their training.

Cardiovascular disease fellows may continue training at UVA with advanced fellowships in six subspecialties. More information on these programs can be found here. All training programs are conducted at a single hospital location with state-of-the-art facilities and educational opportunities among a collegial group of faculty committed to the teaching mission.