About the Program
The objective of the Cardiovascular Fellowship program is to train young physicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine so that they develop the clinical skills necessary to become a competent cardiologist and the research skills required to be successful as an academic cardiologist.
More specific basic clinical objectives include developing the ability to properly order a given test with knowledge as to its indications and economics, the ability to interpret the test, to apply results of the test to the clinical problem at hand and to recognize the limitations of a given procedure. Should an individual desire to actually perform such procedures in the future, he or she should also be able to establish technical expertise and develop sufficient technical knowledge of the equipment necessary to perform the procedure.
Specific research objectives include learning to design and write grants, acquire, interpret and analyze data, achieve a basic understanding of statistics, develop the ability to formulate and present abstracts of research results at meetings and conferences and to publish this data in manuscripts in refereed medical journals.
Clinical fellowship in cardiovascular medicine
The Cardiovascular Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers extensive in-depth clinical training as well as a broad program in basic and clinical research, which provides many opportunities for a career in academic cardiology. The program provides sufficient training to achieve board eligibility within the specialty of cardiovascular medicine. Additional training in several subspecialty areas of cardiology such as interventional cardiology, advanced electrophysiology, heart failure or cardiac transplantation are also available. Separate applications are required for advanced training.
MPH in clinical investigation
An additional year of training for those interested in pursuing a career in academic cardiology.
Requirements for board certification
- 36 months in an accredited training program
- Minimum of 24 months clinical training to include 14-16 months of procedural rotations and eight to 10 months of non-laboratory clinical activities