The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at JHSH of Cook County is an ACGME accredited program that is designed to prepare fellows to excel in their career in cardiology patient care, teaching, and research.
We follow the traditional pathway in which fellows finish 3 years of clinical training which has blocks dedicated for research and electives. Every block or rotation is a four week period.
Prerequisites include completion of an accredited 3-year residency in Internal Medicine, outstanding clinical skills, personal manners, and demonstration of prior research interest and experience.
We train 3 fellows per academic year, they rotate through JHSH of Cook County and Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes medical center. During the three years of training, fellows are required to do nine clinical rotations including CCU, consult service, Heart Failure/Transplant service (CMT), Electrophysiology service, and optional cardiovascular surgery consultation. Also, they are required to complete at least five months of Cardiac Cath, at least six months of Echo rotations, five months in the Stress/Holter/Tilt table lab, five months of nuclear medicine/CT angio and cardiac MR, six months of research/elective and one vacation block yearly.
Applicants interested in the program should apply through the ERAS online application system and register their applications via the National Residency Matching program (NRMP). During the interview process, candidates will have the chance to see both teaching sites, visit all labs, and meet with the fellows and faculty.
For more details on the program, see the chairman’s letter.