If you are interested in advanced training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic invites you to spend two years focusing on clinical practice and research in that subspecialty.
You can participate in this two-year accredited Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training.
You conduct research and gain specific experience in intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management. During the fellowship, you:
- Diagnose and treat patients with radiofrequency and cryoablation for supraventricular arrhythmias (for example: atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation) and ventricular tachycardia
- Implant and follow up on all types of investigational implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and permanent pacemakers
- Participate and learn the fundamentals of complex ablation in adults with congenital heart diseases
- Learn to interpret noninvasive studies such as T wave alternans, signal-average ECG, head-up tilt table test, event monitors and Holter monitors
- Are expected to participate in clinical or basic electrophysiology research
The program schedule includes 22 months of rotations in the Electrophysiology Lab and two months dedicated to research. One day a week throughout the year is dedicated to outpatient experience — a half day in the outpatient clinic and a half day in the cardiac rhythm management device clinic.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the subspecialty examination in clinical cardiac electrophysiology offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, began in 2007. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.