Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Where We've Come From

Map showing where fellows have come from

Over the last 10 years, general fellows have been accepted from the following internal medicine training programs:

  • U of Arizona
    U of Buffalo
    U of California, Davis
    U of California, San Francisco
    U of Cincinnati
    Cleveland Clinic
    Dartmouth College
    Drexel University
    George Washington University
    U of Indiana
    U of Iowa
  • U of Massachusetts
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester
    U of Michigan
    U of Minnesota
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
    U of Nevada
    U of New Mexico
    New York College
    U of North Carolina
    U of North Dakota
    Oregon Health Sciences University
  • U of Tennessee
    U of Texas-Austin
    U of Utah
    U of Washington
    U of Western Ontario, Canada
    UT Southwestern
    U of Virginia
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Washington University
    Yale University

Where Do We Go?

Over the last 10 years:

Pie chart showing statistical data about where advanced fellows go

Pie chart showing graduate careers

How Do We Get There?

The General Cardiology Fellowship program is a 36-month training program; 24 months are required to be clinical. The yearly rotation schedule is broken down into 13 four-week block rotations. This allows the fellows to have more time to complete training and develop research projects with their established mentors throughout the course of their fellowship. The ACGME/COCATS requires each fellow to complete the following rotations to be eligible for graduation from a cardiovascular disease fellowship:

  • Nine months non-laboratory clinical practice activities: consult, CCU, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure, preventive cardiology, and vascular.
  • Seven months non-invasive: minimum three months echocardiography, two months nuclear
  • Four months catheterization laboratory
  • Two months electrophysiology
  • Four to 12 months research and/or electives

In the first year of the fellowship the fellow will be given one 4-week block in which he/she can work on establishing a mentor and starting a research project. During the second and third years of fellowship the fellow will be given the opportunity to participate in elective time which can include research or sub-specialty rotations in EP, interventional cardiology, heart failure/transplant, advanced imaging, adult congenital heart disease, structural heart disease, and/or preventive cardiology.

The CVD fellowship at the University of Utah is accredited by the ACGME and fellows completing the CVD year are eligible to take the CVD board examination administered by the ABIM. 


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