The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved Medical City Fort Worth’s Cardiology Fellowship program for initial accreditation status, as of January 2017.

(9) ACGME – Approved Positions

Program Description

The Cardiology Fellowship at Medical City Fort Worth 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 Medical City Fort Worth. Continuity outpatient clinic training is provided at the base teaching site as well as at affiliate sites (in the ambulatory care facilities of the teaching faculty).

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, Nuclear Medicine lecture series, 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, Cardiac Stress Testing, Coronary Artery Bypass and cardiac valve surgery, TAVR and the Watchman procedure.

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 Medical City Fort Worth 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.

Salary and Stipend

  • PGY 4: $55,000
  • PGY 5: $56,500
  • PGY 6: $58,000

All fellows will receive a $3,000 educational allowance each contract year.

Application Procedures

Medical City Fort Worth will fill three PGY 4 positions each year. Fellowship candidates will submit their application through ERAS. We do not sponsor H1B visa and only accept J1 visa sponsored through ECFMG.

For more information, please contact fellowship coordinator Kavina Bhula.