Thank you for your interest in the General Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Michigan Medicine (general cardiology). The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is a 3 year ACGME accredited program. We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We seek to prepare and nurture innovators in cardiovascular medicine who are committed to high quality patient care and advancing the field of cardiology.
The first two years of fellowship training are clinically rigorous and designed to expose fellows to a broad array of general cardiology. Fellows train in state-of-the-art facilities and develop their clinical acumen by managing the high volume, high acuity patient population at Michigan Medicine. During this time, with close staff mentoring, fellows serve as cardiology consultants for acutely ill medical and surgical patients, participate in CCU care, provide ongoing, outpatient care for their own patients and perform and interpret both invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures. Fellows participate in didactic sessions, many of which are designed for them as a core curriculum. Other conferences are division-wide and are designed for clinical care review or as a forum for invited external experts.
Research is a significant component of the fellow’s experience and typically begins in the first year with an identified mentor. Numerous opportunities exist in both basic science and clinical research. Research opportunities are uniformly strong across disciplines, and fellows are encouraged to create new collaborations across the schools and institutes at Michigan Medicine. Fellow graduates typically present at national meetings and have peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters at the conclusion of their fellowship.
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is a 3 year ACGME accredited program. We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications for fellowship starting July 1, 2019 should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
**Our interview dates for 2018 will be available Spring 2018
** We will gladly consider applicants with a J-1 visa but cannot consider other visa types.
We look forward to receiving your application and wish you well through the process.
(Please refer to the ERAS website for specific application and required documentation submission details.)
- A completed ERAS Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Application.
- A current copy of your curriculum vitae.
- A personal statement
- A letter of recommendation from your Internal Medicine Program Director.
- Two additional letters of reference.
- A copy of your medical school Deans' letter.
- An official copy of your medical school transcripts.
- Copy of your USMLE Scores (Steps1, 2, 3)
- ECFMG Status Report if applicable
If you have any questions during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at (734) 936-8214.
A Message From Our Directors
Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. Our goal is to help fellows develop to the fullest of their potential in a stimulating and supportive program. The University of Michigan, from the days of opening the first University Hospital in 1850, has a longstanding tradition of excellence in training leaders in cardiovascular disease. We have a diverse and internationally recognized faculty practicing in a state of the art facility at one of the greatest public universities in the world.
While we have a great tradition, faculty, facility and university, the greatest asset of all is our fellows. We are fortunate to recruit some of the brightest young talent in medicine. Additional strengths of our program include outstanding clinical training in all disciplines, a state of the art VA hospital staffed by UM faculty, a broad range of basic and clinical research opportunities, and leadership committed to trainee development and mentorship. Our clinical services are busy and growing, and fellows care for patients with a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. We believe first and foremost in producing well-trained clinical cardiologists. We believe in the critical role of a strong culture in the optimal performance of our program and in empowering our fellows to drive the culture.
Ann Arbor is a fabulous place to call home, and is frequently ranked among the best places to live in the US. Our current fellows are outstanding individuals and we are extremely fortunate and proud to work with such a fine group of people. We are confident that you will find Ann Arbor a great place to live and train, and we will do our best to help you reach your goals.
We appreciate your interest in our program, and look forward to meeting you.
Peter Hagan, MB, Program Director
Richard Weinberg, MD, PhD, Associate Program Director
Educational Conference Schedule
Cardiac Electrophysiology (VA)
Outpatient Heart Failure/Transplantation
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiology Consults (VA)
Cardiac Catheterization (VA)
Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
Inpatient Heart Failure/Transplant
In addition to the above rotations, fellows maintain continuity clinics at Michigan Medicine and the VA Health System.
Fellows Visiting Professor
Each year the cardiology fellows collectively invite an expert clinician as a visiting professor to the University of Michigan Health System. The fellows spend a two day time period with the visiting professor where they participate in case based discussions in a variety of venues. The list of the most recent fellows visiting professors are:
- 2014 Rick Nishimura, MD
- 2013 Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
- 2012 Morton Kern, MD
- 2011 L. David Hillis, MD
- 2010 James Willerson, MD
We are incredibly proud of our network of alumni who are advancing cardiovascular care in all regions of the country and world. Please follow this link to learn more about our alumni network, and join our LinkedIn and Facebook alumni groups.