The Cardiovascular Medicine Division, in collaboration with the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers advanced fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Global Health Equity (GHE).
The CVD and GHE Fellowship prepares trainees to be academic leaders in the areas of clinical innovation, education, and research addressing the cardiovascular burden among populations living in extreme poverty.
The CVD and GHE program specifically focuses on training fellows to do the following:
The CVD and GHE Fellowship Program provides fellows with a combination of Boston- and international site-based clinical training, formal didactics, and mentored research rotations. The Fellowship begins with a focused didactic period aimed at preparing trainees for rotations abroad. During this initial training period fellows participate in:
Trainees will then participate in field-based practical experiences at Partners In Health-supported sites in Haiti, Malawi, Liberia, and Rwanda over a period of 8 months. Trainees also have 6 weeks of dedicated writing time over the course of the year. Trainees will be guided by experienced mentors and learn primarily through practice-based, experiential learning, and by teaching key concepts and skills to mid-level providers.
Trainees will also have the opportunity to extend their fellowship for an additional year.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a scientific, clinical and academic stronghold with a long history of firsts. Our culture promotes excellence in patient care, teaching and research and affords an exceptional environment for clinical training and participation in exciting advances in research. Our faculty are board certified physicians with full-time academic appointments at Harvard Medical School. Every member of our faculty is uniquely skilled and focused, with dedication to providing the best in individualized care for each patient. While most of the learning is one-on-one, each faculty member will also provide state-of-the-art updates in their special areas.
The fellows receive training at BWH and a choice of four international locations managed by national Ministries of Health and supported by Partners In Health and the Brigham’s Division of Global Health Equity.
Applications for the fellowship are accepted November through March from physicians who will have completed a three-year ACGME-equivalent accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship by the time the vascular medicine program begins in July.
Each application is reviewed in its entirety with an eye toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character. The program accepts one fellow per year.
We interview approximately 6-8 candidates for the program each year. Although we receive applications from many well-qualified candidates, it is not possible to interview all who apply. Every effort is made to notify applicants of their interview status in a timely manner in order to allow sufficient time for making travel arrangements.
Each candidate will meet individually with key faculty members at BWH. If available, our current fellow will visit informally with the candidates, provide a tour of the facility and have lunch.
For the purposes of making travel arrangements, applicants may anticipate being finished with all interview and tour activities by 5pm. Please see our hotel accommodations page for more information. Applicants are expected to fund all travel costs.
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