Program Overview

examThe Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Virginia is proud of our commitment to excellence in patient care, education, research, and community outreach. Our Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and successful completion qualifies the trainee to take the Pediatric Cardiology Sub-board examination for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

The UVA Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship offers an active combined program of clinical and research training. Trainees acquire the clinical and technical skills necessary to function independently as a pediatric cardiologist in addition to learning the general principles and techniques of scientific investigation. Three years of training are required, in accordance with the American Board of Pediatrics, and are divided as outlined below.

Applicant Qualifications and Licensure

Fellows are selected from applicants who will have completed training in pediatrics at the time their fellowship would begin. A Virginia license to practice medicine is not required as UVA grants fellows an institutional training permit. The University of Virginia does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. The stipend for fellows is set annually by the UVA Health System.

Program Structure

BlockYear 1Year 2Year 3
Inpatient and Consults¹12 weeks6 weeks8 weeks
Invasive Cardiology10 weeks4 weeks
Non-Invasive Cardiology13 weeks4 weeks
Electrophysiology4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks
CICU4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks
Research4 weeks25 weeks18 weeks
Flex Time²13 weeks
Clinic½ day per week½ day per week½ day per week
Vacation3 weeks3 weeks3 weeks

¹Inpatient and Consults requires a significant amount of time in the CICU as well. The third years’ time on this service is treated as pre-attending time.

²Flex Time: Scheduled as a part of planning the 3rd year with the fellow’s mentor. It is designed to allow flexibility in gaining further interest in a certain area of pediatric cardiology and can include more time in invasive cardiology, advanced imaging, additional research, intensive care, electrophysiology, outpatient services, or other predetermined rotations discussed with the program directors.