Fellowship training consist of 13 four-week blocks per year divided as follows:
|Cardiac catheterization lab||4 blocks|
|Cardiology consults||0.5 block|
|Echocardiography lab||3 blocks|
|ECG lab||0.5 block|
|EP lab||0.5 block|
|EP consults||1 block|
|Nuclear cardiology||2 blocks|
|Stress testing||0.5 block|
|Vascular medicine||0.5 block|
|Adult congenital clinic||1 block|
|Cardiac rehab||0.5 block|
|Cardiac intensive care unit||2 blocks|
|Cardiology consults||1 block|
|Clinical electives||3 blocks|
|Echocardiography laboratory||3 blocks|
|EP consults||1 block|
|Heart failure clinic/VAD service||1 block|
|Inpatient hospital service||0.5 block|
Learning environment and educational conferences
A large faculty composed of expert educators who participate in clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction significantly enhance the learning environment.
Core educational conferences include:
- Monday: Cardiovascular grand rounds
- Tuesday: Core curriculum lecture series
- Wednesday: Cardiac imaging grand rounds
- Thursday: Cardiac cath lab conference and research seminar
- Friday: Echo conference and EP grand rounds
Our mission is to prepare our trainees for a career in academic medicine. All Mayo Clinic cardiovascular fellows have a year of protected research time. This dedicated time has consistently allowed our fellows to conduct and publish high-impact research.
In addition, fellows may enroll in a curriculum that leads to a Postdoctoral Master's in Clinical Investigation offered by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Candidates interested in more extensive research training can be part of our NIH track, which offers two years of dedicated research training prior to the two years of required clinical training.
We work to match all fellows with a research mentor. Our program’s commitment to mentorship has resulted in our fellows receiving a number of prestigious awards, including:
- American Heart Association Young Investigators Award
- American College of Cardiology Young Investigators Award
- Heart Failure Society Research Award
- American College of Cardiology Travel Award
- North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Young Investigators Award
- American Society of Echocardiography Young Investigator Award
For candidates interested in more extensive basic, translational, or clinical research training, we offer a two-year research pathway. Fellows in this program begin their fellowship with two years of dedicated, protected mentored research training.
During the fellowship interview process, fellows identify mentors with a research focus that matches their interests. This pathway prepares fellows to submit a career development award at the completion of their fellowship training.