The objective of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program is to train young physicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine so that they develop the clinical skills necessary of a competent cardiologist, and the research skills required to be successful as an academic cardiologist. More specific basic clinical objectives include developing the ability to properly order a given test with knowledge as to its indications and economics, the ability to interpret the test, to apply results of the test to the clinical problem at hand, and to recognize the limitations of a given procedure. Should an individual desire to actually perform such procedures in the future, he/she should also be able to establish technical expertise and develop sufficient technical knowledge of the equipment necessary to perform the procedure. Specific research objectives include learning to design and write grants, to acquire, interpret and analyze data, to achieve a basic understanding of statistics, to develop the ability to formulate and present abstracts of research results at meetings and conferences, and to publish this data in manuscripts in refereed medical journals.
William T. Abraham, MD
Interim Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine
The Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at The Ohio State University Hospitals offers extensive in-depth clinical training as well as a broad program in basic and clinical research which provides many opportunities for a career in academic cardiology. The program provides sufficient training to achieve board eligibility within the subspecialty of cardiovascular medicine. Additional training in several subspecialty areas of cardiology such as interventional cardiology, advanced electrophysiology, heart failure or cardiac transplantation are also available. Separate applications are required for advanced training.
MPH in Clinical Investigation
An additional year of training for those interested in pursuing a career in academic cardiology.
Requirements for Board Certification:
- 36 months in accredited training program
- Minimum 24 months clinical training to include 14-16 months of procedural rotations and 8-10 months of non laboratory clinical activities.
First year Months Echocardiography
Nuclear/Rehab 2 Electrophysiology 2 Catheterization 3 Cardiac MR/CT 1 Service/CCU/Consult 3
Second Year Months Echocardiography 2-4 Catheterization 1-4 Electrophysiology 1-3 Cardiac MR/CT 1-3 Nuclear/Rehab 1-2 Service/CCU/Consult 3 Research 2-6
Third Year Months Echocardiography 2-4 Service/CCU/Consult 5 Catheterization 2 Research/Elective 2-6
Fellows participate in outpatient clinics ½ day per week and take call during the entire three years. The above is a suggested 3-year schedule, but the timing of clinical experience and research is flexible and can be adjusted based upon the individual's experience and needs.