About Our Cardiology Fellowship
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is organized into six clinical sections and includes 42 staff cardiologists, 14 advanced practitioners and more than 150 support staff. Yearly volume figures for the institution exceed 1,700 cardiology inpatient discharges, 15,000 cardiology outpatient visits, 10,000 echocardiograms, 4,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratories, and more than 1,000 electrophysiology procedures.
We take pride in the high degree of supervision and individual attention given to our trainees because of our favorable faculty-to-trainee ratio. The high volume of clinical material per trainee encountered in the clinical and laboratory rotations guarantees exposure to an extremely broad range of common and uncommon disease entities. Our exceptional procedural volume allows for the opportunity to develop a high degree of technical proficiency. At the same time, the presence of advanced practitioners ensures that service obligations per trainee are not excessive despite high volume.
There is a robust didactic lecture schedule with over 200 conferences annually, including visiting faculty for weekly cardiology grand rounds that comprise many thought leaders in the field. Annual endowed visiting professorship provides an opportunity for the fellows to interact closely with carefully selected internationally renowned faculty.
What You Can Expect
The bulk of the training occurs at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA. There are month-long mandatory rotations in adult congenital heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiac transplant at Tufts Medical Center. The rotation schedule during the first two years is structured to ensure balanced exposure to the various disciplines in cardiovascular medicine and follows the nationally recommended guidelines outlined by the Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS). The third year of the fellowship has ample time for electives to be tailored toward an individual fellow’s career goals.
The aims and objectives of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include:
- To provide an intellectual environment for acquiring knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, attitudes and values that are essential to the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
- Provision of the best possible care for each patient delivered in a compassionate manner.
- Development and maintenance of humanistic and ethical attributes among all physicians undergoing training in cardiology.
- An active effort by faculty to encourage trainees to cultivate an attitude of scholarship and dedication to continuing education that will remain with them throughout their professional careers.
- Active participation in and completion of research projects supervised by faculty. This, as well as participation in journal clubs, literature reviews and presentations in cardiology conferences, is expected to inculcate a habit of critical thinking to achieve greater insight into analysis of published literature.
Visit the Eligibility and How to Apply section to learn more about the Cardiology Fellowship’s prerequisites and application process.