Education

The Yale University Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease is an ACGME-accredited program that provides the trainee with outstanding skills in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular research. Fellows will develop their basic and clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills required as a specialist in cardiovascular diseases. The program emphasizes training of academic cardiologists who will become leaders in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular research. For more information, please download our Complete Program Brochure.

Application Process

The program accepts seven trainees per year for a minimum of three years. All applications for the 2013 Training Program in Cardiovascular Medicine will be electronically processed through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) website. ERAS will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2012.  The application deadline is August 15, 2012.  We DO NOT require a Dean's letter, medical school transcript or USMLE scores. We do accept applications from individuals holding J-1 visas.  The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine actively supports the Yale University policies and programs for affirmative action. The Fellowship Program believes that diversity is essential in academic institutions and is fully committed to recruitment and development of minority group members and women for careers in cardiology. 

Facilities

The program provides clinical cardiology training which is based at two sites. Yale-New Haven Hospital serves as a primary care hospital for the greater New Haven area and as a tertiary care center for southern New England. The West Haven VA Medical Center serves as a primary care hospital for the state of Connecticut, and as a tertiary care center for the southern New England and New York areas. The patients from these institutions represent a wide variety of common and rare cardiovascular disorders and provide excellent exposure to all areas of cardiovascular medicine.

Overview of Program

The general cardiology fellowship training program includes a minimum of 24 months of training dedicated to acquiring broad skills in clinical cardiology. This initial training is followed by one to three subsequent years of advanced training. Advanced training is offered in interventional cardiology, clinical electrophysiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, heart failure, clinical epidemiology and health services research, and translational cardiovascular research and basic cardiovascular research.  Please download application for advanced training here.

The continuity clinic experience insures that fellows develop the skills to evaluate and treat patients effectively in the outpatient setting.  The continuity clinics are held at a variety of sites to expose the fellows to a diverse patient population. Currently, the continuity clinics include sites at the main campus (Yale Physicians Building), the West Haven VA Medical Center and Hill Health Center.  If a fellow has a particular subspecialty interest, there are other continuity clinics that are available for them, including a cardiomyopathy clinic, electrophysiology clinic and cardio-oncology clinic.

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