Clinical Cardiology Pathway

Fellowship positions in Emory's clinical cardiology accredited three-year pathway are filled through the NRMP match.

This is a three-year track that primarily emphasizes the training of cardiology clinician-educators.  Clinical training occurs at four diverse hospital training sites (Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital MidtownGrady Health System, and Atlanta VA Medical Center).

Fellows will become familiar with all aspects of general cardiology and have the opportunity to develop specialized expertise in a wide range of areas including nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, MR imaging, heart failure/transplant, adult congenital heart disease, critical care cardiology, vascular medicine and preventive cardiology. While there is no assigned research time in this pathway, fellows are encouraged and will have the opportunity to engage in clinical research and quality improvement.  Selected fellows in this track may elect to pursue protected research time or clinical electives during their third year of fellowship.

The supervised clinical training follows the most recent ACGME guidelines and COCATS4 recommendations. Fellows gain experience in all aspects of clinical cardiology, which includes performing inpatient and outpatient cardiac consultations and diagnostic evaluations using noninvasive (ECG and Holter monitor interpretation, exercise stress testing echocardiography, MR, CT and nuclear imaging) and invasive (cardiac catheterization) approaches. Fellows also become familiar with cardiac electrophysiologic studies and interventional cardiology including structural heart disease.

This program exceeds the requirements for cardiovascular disease board eligibility.

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