Please Note: Applications for July 1, 2015 must be submitted through ERAS!
ERAS will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2014. The application deadline is August 1, 2014.
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Description
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AIMS OF THE CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
Thank you for your interest in our cardiology training programs. The Cardiovascular Division maintains both clinical and research fellowship programs. The information on this site is designed to introduce prospective applicants to the breadth and depth of cardiology training available at the Brigham and to serve as a guide for fellows in the program. Our primary cardiovascular fellowship has two components: clinical training and research training.
The primary purpose of the clinical fellowship is the training of physicians, previously trained in internal medicine, in four major areas of cardiology: inpatient and outpatient clinical care and consultation, invasive cardiac procedures, coronary care, and various noninvasive diagnostic techniques. A minimum of 24 months is spent on these activities, including required and elective rotations. Building on a long standing association in medicine and in cardiology, the training program at the VA Boston Healthcare, West Roxbury campus has been fully integrated with the training program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 2000, we also began an important and successful integration with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiology Fellowship Program. Brigham and Women's Hospital based fellows spend 6 of their 24 clinical months rotating at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Similarly, Massachusetts General Hospital based fellows will spend 6 of their 24 clinical months at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
A central goal of the program is to prepare physicians to be outstanding cardiovascular clinicians and to help each individual develop one or more specific areas of exceptional clinical skill. Virtually all clinical fellows become eligible for, take, and pass the Subspecialty Board Examination in Cardiovascular Disease. Minimum requirements for Board eligibility include 24 months of full-time clinical training and 12 months of research experience.
The primary purpose of the research branch of the fellowship is to develop expertise in a specific area of basic or clinical investigation. This work may be pursued in a molecular biology or cellular biology laboratory, physiology laboratory, cardiac catheterization laboratory, noninvasive laboratory, clinical service, or any of a number of combinations thereof. In most instances, 12-24 months will be spent in this type of training, although exact time commitments are flexible. It is anticipated that such training will prepare fellows for productive careers in academic cardiology.
The combined clinical and research fellowship that most trainees participate in at the Brigham is a three year program; trainees in this program are assured of three years of financial support. However, in general, 90% of our fellows will spend a fourth year in either investigation or subspecialty training. More detailed information can be found in the "Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Description."
Others, often having had prior fellowship training in clinical cardiology, or who are PhDs, will enter the program as research fellows. Research training may be based at either the Brigham or VA Boston Healthcare. For those interested in only research training, we recommend contacting the investigator of interest through this website. Research fellowships do not use the ERAS application system or the NRMP match system for these positions.
If you are interested in applying to our cardiovascular disease program please visit the website of the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) at www.aamc.org/eras. Applications for a start date of July 1, 2015 will be accepted only through ERAS. Our deadline for receipt of applications is August 1, 2014. We require a completed common application form, personal statement and three letters of recommendation. We do not require a Dean's letter, USMLE scores or a transcript. We do accept applications from physicians who are in the United States on J-1 visas. We participate in the Medical Subspecialties Match of the NRMP and applicants need to register with the NRMP at www.nrmp.org.
For more information please see the "Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Description." This provides a detailed description of the cardiovascular disease program. If you have specific questions that are not covered in this material please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERVIEW DATES FOR 2015 APPLICANTS
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
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