The USF Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program admits six highly qualified physicians to its program each year. This three-year program emphasizes clinical and research training. USF cardiologists maintain a busy patient practice and the institutions offer the fellows diverse clinical exposure to a wide variety of patients.
The fellowship experience is divided into two major parts:
- Core training: provides initial exposure to cardiac critical care, consultative cardiology, ambulatory cardiology, a full range of noninvasive diagnostic testing and introductory experience in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology.
- Electives: during the third year, electives are available in advanced noninvasive imaging, invasive cardiology, or cardiovascular research. Elective opportunities also exist in the areas of pediatric cardiology, transplantation medicine, prevention and rehabilitation, advanced cardiac imaging, and electrophysiology.
By the end of three years, fellows have gained extensive experience in consultative cardiology, cardiac catheterization, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, stress testing, ECG interpretation and noninvasive electrocardiographic monitoring. In addition, fellows participate in electrophysiological studies, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and evaluation, and percutaneous coronary interventions. Some graduates of the USF cardiology fellowship program meet all the requirements for certification in nuclear cardiology. Exposure to cardiac CT and MR is also available.
In addition to our three year general fellowship, we offer the following programs:
- Interventional Cardiology (ERAS application only)
- Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
- Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
- Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship
- Cardiology Oncology Fellowship
Involvement in clinical or basic research is required and is based on the interests of each individual. Research rotations are provided during all fellowship years. An additional year of research may be arranged. Our fellows will also be encouraged to participate in different honorary societies.
Advanced degrees at USF including M.B.A. and M.P.H. may be electively pursued by trainees in cardiovascular disease.
We participate in ERAS and will only accept applications and documents through ERAS.
Please do not send documents through email to the Program Director or Fellowship Coordinator. These documents will be discarded. You must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine residency program.
- 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 must be from Program Director)
- Personal Statement
- USMLE Scores
- Dean's Letter
- Original or Certified Copy of Medical School Transcripts
- ECFMG Certificate- if you are a foreign medical graduate
Please note that our institution does not accept H1b Visas.
Thank you for your interest in our program and good luck to you.