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School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease Training Program
Goals and Mission
The goal of our program is to provide the highest quality training in Cardiovascular Medicine. Our program strives to uphold the Hopkins tradition of clinical excellence, teaching and research. We have a strong history of preparing leaders in the field of academic cardiology, providing them with the tools to become skilled clinicians as well as providing outstanding experience in the field of cardiovascular research.
Fellows receive training and supervised experience in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. They will become proficient in all aspects of cardiovascular disease including chronic coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction and other acute ischemic syndromes, lipid disorders, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, infections and inflammatory heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease.
Fellows will develop and demonstrate competence in basic and clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills required as a specialist in cardiovascular diseases. At the completion of the training program, Fellows will have acquired the competency to pass the appropriate specialty boards required to practice as a specialist in the field.
This three-year program complies with all ACGME requirements, in addition to following the guidelines and recommendations of the American College of Cardiology (COCATS).
All fellows are offered an optional fully funded fourth year of mentored research or advanced clinical training. This year is offered immediately following the standard three-year ACGME-accredited program. This optional year allows fellows time to further develop their skills in clinical or basic investigation or to take advantage of the subspecialty tracks of interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, and non-invasive imaging during this year.
At the end of the training period, Fellows will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the requirements for certification in cardiovascular diseases, as determined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. These include experience and training in ambulatory medicine, inpatient experience, and special clinical experiences and research. The Fellowship program offers considerable flexibility, and may be tailored to fit the individual needs.