Basic Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine’s basic fellowship program trains physicians to become accomplished subspecialists in cardiovascular disease. Fellows are appointed on an annual basis, but are expected to remain in the training program for a minimum of three years. The clinical training portion of the program is structured, with required rotations in the first year that include the consultation service, the catheterization laboratory, the noninvasive laboratory, the coronary care unit, and the clinical electrophysiology service.

In the second and third years, additional rotations on clinical services are assigned, with the fellows’ preferences taken into account. Fellows can choose to emphasize a particular discipline, such as catheterization, electrophysiology, or heart failure. Flexible blocks of time can be assigned for investigative work.

Our program offers an array of options, including:

  • Four-year training track that includes an intensive research component
  • One-year training program in advanced cardiac catheterization and angioplasty for qualified fellows
  • Research training in a related basic science discipline such as cardiac physiology, molecular biology, cardiac biochemistry, basic cardiac electrophysiology or cardiovascular pharmacology