About the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
The goal of the cardiovascular disease fellowship program is to provide fellows with a comprehensive training experience, which will enable them to pursue careers in either academic or private practice cardiology. Emphasis is placed on both excellent clinical training and a research experience, which is tailored to the individual's aspirations and previous activities. Clinical training consists of practical clinical rotations, didactic instruction, conference preparation and presentation, and both self-directed and assigned reading.
The program offers two separate training tracks to accommodate the training needs of each individual fellow — a clinical track (three years) and a research track (four years). The clinical track will be appropriate for the majority of our fellows, while the research track is aimed at fellows who plan investigation-based careers. You can learn more about these tracks in the Cardiovascular Disease Curriculum Page.
Cardiovascular disease fellows do clinical rotations at VCU Medical Center and at the affiliated Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Training is provided in all areas of clinical cardiology, including invasive/interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, echocardiography, stress testing, critical care cardiology (medical and surgical), ambulatory cardiology, consultative cardiology, pediatric cardiology and transplant/heart failure.