Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Opportunity
Date Posted: 9/25/2018
Specialty: Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship
Program Year: PGY 4-7
Start Date: 7/1/19
End Date: 6/30/2019
Institution Name: VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University
Contact Name:: Diaz, Rebekah
Contact Address: 1400 VFW Parkway Mail Code: 111 CA West Roxbury, MA 02132
Contact Email: Rebekah.Diaz@va.gov
Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed 3 years of internal medicine residency training from an accredited program and must be either planning to go on to cardiovascular fellowship or have already completed cardiology fellowship training.
Candidates should be permanent residents or citizens or eligible for J1 VISA. Foreign trained applicants must have a valid ECFMG certificate prior to consideration. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.
Please apply with a personal statement, your CV, and 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your residency or cardiovascular fellowship director). You may address these letters to Dr. Jayashri Aragam, Director Echocardiography Lab, VA Boston Healthcare System. All application materials should be sent directly to Rebekah at Rebekah.Diaz@va.gov
Special Comments: The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship seeks to provide intensive training in echocardiography in an academic setting and introductory training in nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. There will be close interaction with inpatient Cardiology teams as well as Fellow trainees in Cardiology from Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is designed to meet professional certification requirements for interpretation of standard transthoracic echocardiography studies and performance of transesophageal TEE including intraoperative TEE, contrast as well as stress echocardiograms. The program will also provide training in Valvular Heart Disease through active participation in Heart Valve Clinic and intense exposure to structural heart imaging and interventions. The fellow will become proficient in the use of the latest technology for cardiac imaging and develop an integrated appreciation of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology.