Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
The University of Utah is recruiting for a position in their two-year CCEP fellowship beginning July 1, 2013. The program includes clinical rotations at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City VA Hospital, as well as didactic and research activities. Expertise will be gained in complex ablation including involvement in a vibrant atrial fibrillation ablation program, lead extraction, cardiac resynchronization and complex CRM device management. Completion of Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship required.
Interested individuals should submit a CV and three professional references to Scott Wall, MD, c/o Missy Grow, University of Utah Health Science Center, Division of Cardiology, 30 N 1900 E, RM 4A100, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, or e-mail to email@example.com
Trainees who will have completed a Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship may apply for specialized training in our Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, directed by Dr. T. Scott Wall.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship at the University of Utah is accredited by the ACGME and fellows completing the CCEP year are eligible to take the CCEP board examination administered by the ABIM. The ACGME stipulates that the CCEP year follow three years of general cardiology fellowship. However, additional clinical or research training can precede (or follow) the CCEP year.
For those entering from outside programs who have done or will do general cardiology training elsewhere, two years of training are recommended. The first year is a full twelve months of clinical training in cardiac electrophysiology. Trainees are involved in all aspects of arrhythmia care: daily rounds, outpatient clinics, electrophysiologic studies, ablations, pacemaker and ICD implantation and follow-up.
Letter from Dr. T. Scott Wall, Program Director -Electrophysiology Fellowship
January 1, 2012
Dear CCEP Fellowship Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Cardiology Electrophysiology Fellowship at the University of Utah.
The Arrhythmia Service of the Cardiology Division is composed of seven faculty members, Drs. Roger Freedman, Nassir Marrouche, Kimberly Selzman, Scott Wall, Nazem Akoum, Ravi Ranjan, and Frederick Han. We are actively engaged in clinical work and investigation at the University of Utah Hospital and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. In the past year we have performed over 1,000 invasive procedures, including ablations, ICD implantations/revisions, CRT devices, and pacemaker implants/revisions at the University of Utah Hospital. A similar number of procedures has been performed at the VA Medical Center. We are currently performing a large number of ablations for atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. We are active in the management of challenging problems in device patients, including lead extractions. We have busy clinics at the University Hospital and the Salt Lake VA Medical Center, as well as several outreach sites. A large range of research opportunities is available, including studies in cellular electrophysiology, whole animal physiology, and clinical projects pertaining to chronic resynchronization therapy, atrial fibrillation and investigational antiarrhythmic drugs and devices. Several nurses are employed by the Division to assist in clinical follow-up and protocols.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship at the University of Utah is accredited by the ACGME. The ACGME stipulates that CCEP programs consist of one year of clinical and research training. Our CCEP training consists of 2 years; each structured with 11 clinical months and 1 research month. In addition, we offer and encourage the option of a third year of research training, prior to the 2 years of clinical training and will be prepared to offer funding to qualified and interested applicants. Fellows who desire CCEP board eligibility should have completed 3 years of general cardiology fellowship before starting our CCEP program as required by the ACGME.
Currently we are approved by the ACGME to recruit 2 dedicated clinical CCEP fellows per year. Applications for positions beginning in July 2013 will be accepted starting in January 2012. We welcome applications from non-U.S. citizens as well as U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens must have a J-1 visa or be a permanent resident of the U.S. Please include a copy of your green card or visa (J-1) when you return the requested application materials listed below.
For more information about the Cardiology Division at the University of Utah, please review our website. Do not hesitate to contact me or our program coordinator, Melissa Grow, for more information about the program.
I look forward to your application.
T. Scott Wall, M.D.
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
The following application materials should be addressed to:
Scott Wall, M.D., C/O Melissa Grow
University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Division of Cardiology
30 North 1900 East , 4A100 SOM
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2401
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of career objectives, approximately one page in length
- Three letters of recommendation (one from CVD program director)
- copy of green card or visa (J-1) if non-U.S. citizen