The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship seeks to prepare and nurture innovators in cardiovascular medicine who are committed to high quality patient care and advancing the field of cardiology. The fellows are an essential component of the division, and our faculty are firmly committed to training the academic leaders of tomorrow.
The first two years of fellowship training are clinically rigorous and designed to expose fellows to a broad array of general cardiology. Fellows train in state of the art facilities and develop their clinical acumen by managing the high volume, high acuity patient population at the University of Michigan Health System. During this time, with close staff mentoring, fellows serve as cardiology consultants for acutely ill medical and surgical patients, participate in CCU care, provide ongoing, outpatient care for their own patients and perform and interpret both invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures. Fellows participate in didactic sessions, many of which are designed for them as a core curriculum. Other conferences are division-wide and are designed for clinical care review or as a forum for invited external experts.
Research is a large component of the fellow’s experience at University of Michigan and typically begins in the first year with an identified mentor. Numerous opportunities exist in both basic science and clinical research. Fellow graduates typically present at national meetings and have peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters at the conclusion of their fellowship.