Cardiovascular Disease Program
The Cardiovascular Division offers a fellowship program designed to prepare physicians to become accomplished subspecialists in cardiovascular disease. Fellows are appointed on a yearly 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, though somewhat flexible. There are required clinical rotations in the first year, including the Consultation Service, the Catheterization Laboratory, the Noninvasive Laboratory, the Coronary Care Unit and the Clinical Electrophysiology Service.
Fellows may choose to spend the first two years of a four-year program undertaking research activity. In the second and third years, additional rotations on clinical services are assigned with the Fellows' preferences being taken into account. Fellows can choose to emphasize a certain discipline such as catheterization, echocardiography-Doppler or electrophysiology, and heart failure/ cardiac transplantation. Variable blocks of time can be assigned for investigative work. A year of training in advanced cardiac catheterization and angioplasty is available to qualified fellows. Options are available for acquiring research training in a related basic science discipline such as cardiac physiology, molecular biology, cardiac biochemistry, basic cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular pharmacology.