Program Description

The Cardiology Fellowship at Northside Hospital is designed to provide the trainee with high quality instruction and experience in all aspects of general and selected specialty cardiovascular areas. The program is 3 years in duration. Residents may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of general Internal Medicine Residency training. The Base Training Institution is Northside Hospital. Continuity outpatient clinic training is provided at the base teaching site as well.

Academic Environment

The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are molded after the core competencies in the COCATS document. These didactics will be delivered through the cardiology lecture series presented by Faculty and Cardiology Fellows which includes weekly cardiac catheterization conferences, cardiovascular conferences, journal club, EP lecture series, Braunwald’s, and daily academic rounds on all rotations.

Patient Care Experience

The program provides extensive participation in clinical cardiac patient care services. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of cardiac clinical settings including both diagnostic and interventional catheterization including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Electrophysiology, Pacemaker /ICF/Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fib Ablations/ Arrhythmia management, Tilt table procedures, Cardiac Stress Testing, Coronary Artery Bypass and cardiac valve surgery, TAVR and the Watchman procedure.

Northside Hospital is:

  • Accredited Hospital | The Joint Commission
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) with Resuscitation | Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center | DNV GL Healthcare
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center | Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Certified Atrial Fibrillation Facility | Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • 3-Star Quality Rating from Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award for STEMI Care | American Heart Association
  • Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus | American Heart Association
  • Accredited Facility Echocardiography | Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Curriculum

The core curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology COCATS training document. The program is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at Northside Hospital as well as affiliate institutions. At the successful completion of the program, the fellow will have received adequate instruction and experience to qualify for Level 2* skills in general cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, stress testing, pacemaker implantation with follow up, and basic nuclear cardiology and electrophysiology.

Schedule

Fellows complete a 36 month training program. Working hours are generally 7:00am to 7:00pm, with rotating on-call schedules. Fellows receive a total of 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs, and holidays, and CME.

Application Procedures

Fellowship candidates will submit their application through ERAS.

For more information, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Jaymie West at or (727) 521-5057.

Stipend

An additional stipend is given to all fellows to be used for educational purposes, licensing fees, etc.