The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine offers comprehensive clinical training in all disciplines of cardiology with a multitude of research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical cardiology.
Applicants seeking training in interventional cardiology must complete a minimum of 10 months of training in cardiac catheterization prior to interventional fellowship. Applicants seeking training in electrophysiology may elect to spend the third year of training on clinical rotations or research in their field of interest. Applicants seeking to be trained in cardiac transplantation or heart failure may do an additional year on the heart failure/transplant service. Applicants seeking to be certified in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and CT/MRI may be able to do so during their three years of training in cardiology. However, advanced training is also available.
The clinical training is comprehensive to ensure the fellows' proficiency in all aspects of cardiac care and flexible to enhance the fellows' expertise in their areas of interest. All fellows rotate among the three affiliated hospitals and the Baylor College of Medicine Outpatient Clinic, providing an exceptional array of patient populations, pathology, and clinical settings, with a total bed capacity of more than 2,000. Fellows are encouraged to become involved in a variety of clinical research projects and established protocols.
The fellows meet with the program director semi-annually to discuss their progress in training, training plans and future endeavors in the field of cardiology.
We have maintained a very high board pass success rate throughout the years with some fellows scoring within the high 90th percentile.