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Fellows are not required to generate any portion of their salary. Fellows in the clinical training program are guaranteed salary support for the three ACGME-accredited years plus the optional fourth research year. The NIH Training Grant in Cardiovascular Diseases funds several Fellows during the research component of the program. Johns Hopkins has the highest proportion of trainees entering academic cardiology programs of any training program in the United States (approximately 80%), and we are committed to maintaining this track record. The future careers of those supported by the training grant are carefully monitored. The Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center provides funding for four Fellows.
During the second year, Fellows are also expected to submit applications for independent research funding. A grant writing workshop is provided and faculty mentors are available to provide additional advice and assistance in the process. This valuable educational exercise provides Fellows with experience and knowledge in the preparation of grant applications, which is an important aspect of their future academic careers. It should be emphasized that regardless of whether the application is funded, fellows are never required to generate any portion of their salaries.
Fellows' salary levels are in line with NIH / PGY requirements and are adjusted on an annual basis.
Fellows are funded to attend one major national conference per year following established University guidelines for reimbursed travel. Travel grants are also made available by several pharmaceutical companies, which may allow additional travel if a Fellow is presenting a paper at more than one professional meeting.
Also provided is a common room, dedicated exclusively to Fellows' activities. This room includes individual workspaces, a locker for each fellow and several computers and printers. Fellows may join the Cooley Athletic Center for a nominal monthly membership fee. On-site parking in the Hospital garage is provided free of charge.