Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowship Curriculum

The electrophysiology fellowship training at the University of Michigan balances clinical training with a formal didactic lecture series, opportunities for research, and participation in national and international conferences. In addition, we provide a wellness and leadership lecture series to complement your clinical training. Our goal is to provide you the best preparation for a productive and well balanced career practicing cardiac electrophysiology.

Clinical Rotations

The clinical electrophysiology fellowship provides extensive training in procedural skills in the electrophysiology laboratory both at the University of Michigan Hospital and the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital. Graduates from the program are trained to be proficient and independent in basic and advanced device and ablation procedures. This hands-on experience in the electrophysiology laboratory is complemented with clinical and device management training in the inpatient and outpatient settings.


Didactic Series

Supplementing the clinical training are formal didactics which are an integral part of the electrophysiology fellowship experience. Several weekly conferences provide education including EGM intepretation and clinical case management, and cover the full scope of topics to prepare fellows in-training for practice as an independent clinican as well as for board certification.
In addition to the weekly conferences, additional didactics include journal clubs hosted by the electrophysiology faculty, the leadership lecture series given by internal and external speakers, the wellness program, and cardiac simulator sessions.


Research

Electrophysiology fellows at the University of Michigan are provided the mentorship and resources to produce meaningful research during their fellowship and to lay the groundwork for a productive academic career. Fellows regularly prepare and present abstracts in major national and international conferences and publish in top academic journals. Training and mentorship is also available within the department in grant preparation and trial design. As part of a national leading cardiovascular center and academic institution, great opportunities also exist for collaboration with various other departments and schools.


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.

Salary and Benefits:

Electrophysiology Fellows are members of the University of Michigan House Officer Association. The House Officer’s annual stipend is competitive with other training programs in the area. In addition, the University provides health, dental, and disability benefits, as well as group life and professional liability.

Salary:

PGY-6 $76,928
PGY-7 $80,774
PGY-8 $84,813

Salary increases occur when PGY levels are advanced (July).

Lump Sum Bonus:

Each November, House Officers receive a lump sum payment of 9.2% of their base salary.

Vacation:

House Officers receive 4 weeks of paid vacation per year.

Holiday Pay:

House Officers receive an additional 1/364 of their annual salary when they work one of the following holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, or their Birthday.