Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Physician Assistant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Trainees start the fellowship year with their national certification and state licensure in place.
The fellowship training allows for inpatient and outpatient expertise. As a physician assistant (PA) fellow in this program, you experience high-quality clinical training in heart failure, transplant, and ventricular assist device (VAD) cardiology.
You learn from world-class faculty to gain experience in the four major components of heart failure evaluation, including:
- Etiology and contributing factors
- Hemodynamic status
- Appropriateness of therapy to relieve symptoms, prevent disease progression, and prevent unexpected mortality
- Thoughtful triage for surgical intervention or end-of-life care
Additionally, you are exposed to ongoing clinical investigation in heart failure, transplant, and VAD medicine, and are expected to participate in new clinical projects with anticipated authorship.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing this fellowship, you will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
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The goal of the program is to provide specialized training to motivated physician assistants who are interested in pursuing careers in advanced heart failure and heart transplant.
Our mission is to:
- Expand the physician assistant fellowship opportunities in the United States that focus on advanced heart failure and heart transplant cardiology
- Develop a potential pool of physician assistants with advanced training who would be eligible for employment within our own system, if there is an opening, or at any transplant center within the United States
- Allow the highly trained physician assistant to be employed in the community with expertise in the management of advanced heart failure in a general cardiology setting