Curriculum

Below you will find a list of rotations for both the first and second year of the University of Michigan Cardiology Fellowship. The third year varies depending on the research or subspecialty interest of each fellow. Fellows often use this year to pursue investigational research, but in the case of fellows pursuing careers in intervention or imaging, they may begin clinical training during this year.

First Year Second Year

Cardiology Consults
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Electrophysiology (VA)
Outpatient Heart Failure/Transplantation
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Night Float
Echocardiography
Research

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiology Consults (VA)
Cardiac Catheterization (VA)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac CT/MRI
Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
Inpatient Heart Failure/Transplant
Nuclear Cardiology
Echocardiography (VA)
Vascular and Preventive Cardiology
Research

In addition to the above rotations, fellows maintain continuity clinics at the University of Michigan Health System, and the VA Health System.

 

Educational Conference Schedule

Fellows Visiting Professor:

Each year the cardiology fellows collectively invite an expert clinician as a visiting professor to the University of Michigan Health System. The fellows spend a two day time period with the visiting professor where they participate in case based discussions in a variety of venues. The list of the most recent fellows visiting professors are:

Fellow Wellness Initiatives:

Over the past 2 years, we have developed a wellness curriculum to discuss topics such as burnout/moral injury, medical mistakes, and how to deal with difficult situations/patient deaths. Outside of the hospital, we have activities to help with team bonding including annual tailgating, bowling, and karaoke. Twice a year, we have a "Beer with a Peer" event where we invite one of our faculty to join us for dinner and discuss their experiences and advice about career paths. There is also a monthly "Joy in Work" lunch in our cardiac critical care unit to help foster unit culture and collaboration between all of the staff.


Clinical Facilities:

University of Michigan Health System:

UMHS CampusThe University of Michigan Health System includes the U-M Medical School, with its Faculty Group Practice and many research laboratories; North Campus Research Complex, the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, which includes University Hospital, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, 120 outpatient clinics and approximately 40 health centers

Its hospitals have 925 licensed beds. As a tertiary care center, UMHS has 179 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, giving it one of the highest numbers of ICU beds in the country. UMHS is also a high-volume surgical center with a total of 66 operating rooms.

VA Ann Arbor:

Ann Arbor VA Health Care CenterThe Ann Arbor VA is a major referral institution within the Veterans Health Agency. It is responsible for providing primary, secondary and tertiary care to veterans residing in the lower peninsula of Michigan and also Northwestern Ohio. It operates 105 acute care beds and 40 Community Living Center (extended care) beds. More than 550,000 outpatient visits are made to its facilities yearly.