Fellows Program Overview

Mission & Program Description

Our mission is to train outstanding physicians and physician-scientists with a solid tripartite
foundation in clinical care, teaching, and research in order to become board eligible in adult cardiovascular medicine. Once you have completed your training in Internal Medicine, our program will provide a curricula tailored to your needs and goals in accordance with ACGME established guidelines.  We expect our fellows to become leaders in the expanding global academic cardiovascular medicine community and we approach this mission with enthusiasm, inviting you to join us!

Our program provides comprehensive training and exposure in all major areas of cardiovascular medicine. You'll participate in clinical rotations performed at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the immediately adjacent Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition to general clinical training, advanced training is available in electrophysiology, interventional, heart failure/transplant and imaging. 
Julie Damp talks with new fellows
at Boot Camp '09

Clinical training is augmented by a robust schedule of weekly conferences. The entire division attends Clinical Management Conferences and Cardiology Grand Rounds and other weekly teaching conferences are offered by the Interventional, Echocardiography, Arrhythmia, and Nuclear Cardiology services.
During your second year of training, the Division supports your attendance at one national conference such as those sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, AFCR, ASCI, AAP or subspecialty research meetings.
Additional conferences and presentations are supported by research mentors. The Division along with Vanderbilt Heart sponsors an annual conference in February, Advances in Science and Practice, and we encourage fellows to attend the Friesinger Society annual meeting in April, the cardiovascular medicine alumni group.