Curriculum

Fellowship training consist of 13 four-week blocks per year divided as follows:

Year 1: Clinical training

Rotation

Length

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

4 blocks

Cardiology Consults

0.5 blocks

Echocardiography Lab

3 blocks

ECG lab

0.5 blocks

EP Lab

0.5 block

EP Consults

1 block

Nuclear Cardiology

2 blocks

Stress Testing

0.5 block

Vascular Medicine

0.5 blocks

Vacation

1 block

Year 2: Clinical training

Rotation

Length

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

Vacation

1 block

Year 3: Research training

Rotation

Length

Research

12 blocks

Vacation

1 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

Research training

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 the 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, and 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.