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Application Information

Application Information

2013 Recruitment Schedule: Match Conducted in 2013 Appointment Year 2014

  • July 15, 2013: ERAS opens-candidates submit applications
  • August 18, 2013: Cardiovascular Fellowship Application Deadline. COMPLETE applications are due at this time—incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.
  • September-October 2013: Interviews will be conducted
  • December 4, 2013: Match Day

Our Cardiovascular Fellowship Program participates in the NRMP match.   We accept applications only through the ERAS system, a centralized application processing service-paper applications will not be accepted.  The Cardiovascular program follows the July application cycle as stated in the ERAS Timeline. Match dates for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program are listed at the Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP).

For more information about ERAS, NRMP, ACGME and ECFMG, please refer to the following sites:

All applications will be reviewed and an interview is required to be considered for the program. Due to the large volume of applications we receive each year, the program will only contact candidates chosen for an interview.  Please do not contact our program coordinator regarding the status of your application.

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Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements by the beginning of the program:

  • Graduate from an ACGME-accredited internal medicine training program,
  • US citizen, US permanent resident, or in possession of a J-1 visa,
  • ECFMG-certification if a foreign medical graduate,
  • Graduate of an LCME accredited Medical School, if completed in the United States or Canada or a Graduate of an AOA accredited Osteopathic Medical School
  • Passing scores on Steps 1, 2, and 3 of USMLE or COMLEX-USA.

Your application must consist of the documents listed below. Incomplete or applications submitted to ERAS past the deadline will not be reviewed.

  • Updated CV, including publications
  • One page personal statement detailing your interest in Cardiology, as well as career goals
  • Medical School transcripts
  • ECFMG Certificate (International Medical Graduates only)
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (formerly the Dean’s letter)
  • USMLE  or COMLEX-USA test scores
  • Minimum of three recommendation letters, including one from the internal medicine residency Program Director
  • Citizenship/Residency/Visa status
  • Photo

Please note that we do not sponsor the H1 visa.

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Program Curriculum

We have 13 rotations per year divided into 4-week blocks.  The curriculum over the three-year program is designed to fulfill most of the cardiovascular disease requirements in the first 2 years.  In the first 6 months, starting fellows will have dedicated exposure to echocardiography, electrophysiology, and cardiac catheterization.  The 3rd year curriculum is more tailored based on the fellow’s career choice, whether it be interventional training, advanced cardiac imaging, advanced heart failure and transplantation, electrophysiology, research, or a combination thereof.

Year 1 Rotations
Jackson Memorial Hospital – 4-5 months covering:

  • Coronary Care Unit – 1 month
  • Cardiovascular Consultation Service – 1-2 months
  • Electrophysiology (EP) and EKG – 1 month (to include 2 weeks of vacation)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Service – 1 month

Veterans Affairs Medical Center – 3-4 months

  • Coronary Care Unit/Cardiovascular Consultation Service – 1 month
  • Echocardiography – 1 month
  • Cardiac Catheterization – 1 month
  • Stress Testing and Nuclear Cardiology – 1 month (to include 2 weeks of vacation)
  • University of Miami Hospital/University of Miami Hospital & Clinics – 4-5 months
  • Coronary Care Unit, including Post-Cardiac Surgery Consultation – 1 month
  • Cardiac Catheterization – 1 month
  • Cardiovascular Consultation Service – 1-2 months
  • Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology – 1 month

Year 2 Rotations
Jackson Memorial Hospital – 7 months

  • Coronary Care Unit – 1 month
  • Cardiac Catheterization – 1 month
  • Echocardiography – 2 months
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Service – 1 month
  • Electrophysiology (EP) and EKG – 2 months (to include 2 weeks of vacation)

Veterans Affairs Medical Center – 4 months

  • Coronary Care Unit/Cardiovascular Consultation Service – 1 month
  • Cardiac Catheterization – 1 month
  • Stress Testing and Nuclear Cardiology – 2 months (to include 2 weeks of vacation)

University of Miami Hospital – 2 months

  • Coronary Care Unit – 1 month
  • Cardiac Catheterization –1 month

Year 3 rotations
Jackson Memorial Hospital - Varies

  • Cardiac Catheterization – 1 month (required)
  • Electives (to include 2 weeks of vacation)

Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Varies

  • Echocardiography – 2 months (required)
  • Electives
  • University of Miami Hospital – Varies
  • Cardiac CT/MRI Imaging – 1 month(required)
  • Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Elective (to include 2 weeks of vacation)

Continuity Clinics
Each fellow will have on average one half-day clinic weekly in accordance with COCATS.

Throughout fellowship training, fellows will maintain a weekly (Friday AM) clinic in the Ambulatory Care Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Each individual fellow will see patients in this clinic every other week.  During the first year, fellows will have alternate week clinics either at UMH or JMH along with a subspecialty attending (Interventional, EP, Heart Failure, etc).  Starting in the second year and continuing onto the third year, fellows will have a continuity clinic at the VA.  These clinics are held every Wednesday afternoon.

Additionally, fellows may attend specific subspecialty clinics during certain rotations, e.g. Pre-cardiac catheterization clinic at the VA, heart failure/cardiac transplant clinic at JMH, Electrophysiology Clinic at JMH, etc.

Call Structure

General Cardiology Call
We have three call pools for general cardiology, one for each of the hospitals we cover.  Call is “home call” which means that fellows are not expected to be in house unless called in.  They work with respective house staff in the CCU for overnight admissions.  For any given night or weekend, there will be 3 cardiology fellows on call (one for each hospital).   Weeknight call starts at 5pm (sign outs occur in the respective hospital’s CCU) and continue until 8am the following day.  Weekend call starts Friday at 5pm and ends Monday 8am.  Fellows cover admissions overnight, consults, or cardiac catheterization inquiries.  STEMI’s and other emergent catheterization procedures are handled by the STEMI call, not the general cardiology call.  Each on-call fellow has assigned attending backup.

The majority of calls will occur during the first year and gradually decrease from there on.  In general:

Year 1 fellows cover 13 weekend calls per year (average 1 weekend call per rotation), including all holiday weekends, and 1-2 weekday calls per week (including weekday holidays).

Year 2 fellows cover 8-10 weekend calls per year and variable weekday call depending on the assigned rotation (no holidays).

Year 3 fellows cover 1-2 weekend calls per year and variable weekday call depending on the assigned rotation (no holidays).

The general call schedule is made by the chief fellow prior to the start of the academic year and is given for the entire 12-month academic year.

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Call
STEMI call is covered by the interventional fellows and attendings.  General fellows are not required to take STEMI call unless there is individual interest.

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