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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Applicants

Doctors may apply to the Interventional Fellowship through the ERAS (ACGME ID 1524731161).

Applications accepted December 1, 2016 through January 15, 2017 for an Interventional position beginning, July 1, 2018.

ERAS 2018 Fellowship Application Timeline

Interviews will be held in the month of February 2017, dates yet to be determined.

Application Requirements

The following supporting documents must be submitted via ERAS:

  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director
  • Medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, and Dean's letter, Photos are optional.

Program Requirements

Requirements of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship include:

  • Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps
    ABIM board certified or board eligible
  • The accepted applicant must obtain a full Tennessee license (limited license if on visa)
  • A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Only J1 visas accepted
  • For all sub-specialty programs in cardiology, completion of previous cardiology fellowship training is required
  • Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria

Procedures and Training

  • About 400 percutaneous interventions/ per fellow are performed at the teaching sites.

  • The UTHSC training program is one of the highest volume, ST-elevation MI programs in the country. It provides primary PCI for patients throughout a 3 state area.

  • Procedures of varying complexity are taught from non-high risk PCI to advanced and complex high risk coronary intervention with percutaneous ventricular assist device (Impella) back up.

  • All facilities within Methodist Lebonheur health care system use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, including flat-panel imaging, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), fractional flow reserve (FFR), intracardiac echo (ICE), aspiration thrombectomy, rheolytic thrombectomy, intra-aortic balloon pump placement (IABP), as well as "niche" techniques, such as rotational and coronary orbital (CSI) atherectomy, IMPELLA cardiac support devices and transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

  • About 150-200 peripheral angiograms and interventions/ per fellow. Peripheral vascular disease training is an integral part of the fellowship program. Peripheral interventions range from iliac to infra-popliteal disease with use of orbital and directional atherectomy techniques. Critical limb ischemia treatment and limb salvages are routine procedures in our lab.

  • Towards the last part of the training, the interventional fellow is expected to perform as primary operator of PCI procedures and peripheral interventions.

Last Published: Oct 10, 2017