Overview of Sub-specialty Fellowship Programs

Boston Medical Center does not offer a Structural Interventional Fellowship.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Overview:

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship. We accept two applicants.

Program Objectives: 

  1. The primary goal of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is to provide comprehensive training in the field of Interventional Cardiology.
  2. Trainees will develop the requisite procedural skills, cognitive clinical knowledge, judgment, and professionalism required to practice the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology.
  3. At the completion of the BMC training program, trainees will have acquired the necessary competency and meet requirements for certification in interventional cardiology, as determined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  4. Fellows are exposed to peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, and structural heart interventional procedures, during their training
  5. In order to provide trainees with exposure to the practice of Interventional Cardiology in the community setting, a rotation is established at Good Samaritan Medical Center, a local, community hospital.
  6. At Good Samaritan Medical Center, fellows will receive training and supervision in the evaluation, management, and interventional treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions, typical of a community-based, non-referral population.
  7. At Good Samaritan Medical Center, fellows will gain a perspective on patient selection and clinical decision-making in the care of patients in the catheterization laboratory of a community hospital.

Application Process

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Overview:

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at Boston Medical Center / Boston University Medical Center is a two-year ACGME certified program.

Program Goals: 

To develop future leaders in academic clinical cardiac electrophysiology. To achieve this goal, we promote the development of outstanding clinical skills and provide research training at the highest level. This training in the evaluation, management and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including diagnostic electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation (radiofrequency and cryoablation) and training in the implantation and management of cardiac devices including pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization devices and implantable loop recorders. Fellows will also receive training in laser lead extraction, leadless pacemaker implantation, His bundle pacing, and Watchman device implantation.

Trainees will participate in a continuity arrhythmia clinic throughout the year. Upon completion of the fellowship program, fellows will be eligible for a certificate in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. All fellows will meet American College of Cardiology COCATS3 requirements for Board Certification.

Application Process:

Applicants interested in a position starting July 2019, must apply via ERAS. Completed applications must be submitted by December 1st. Interviews will be held in January and February.  Our program ID# is 1542412089.

Requirements:

  • ERAS Application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if foreign medical graduate)
  • Photo
  • Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps
  • Completion of ACGME accredited internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship prior to start of EP fellowship
  • Accepted applicants must obtain either a Limited License (processed only by the department), or Full Massachusetts license.

Echocardiography Fellowship Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus

The VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston Medical Center is now beginning recruitment for TWO Cardiovascular Imaging (Echo) Fellowship positions for the academic Year 2020-21 This is a NON-ACCREDITED one-year clinical imaging fellowship. The Fellowship runs from July 1st, 2020 through June 30th, 2021.

Applications will be accepted through December 7th, 2019.

* Candidates should be US citizens, or permanent residents, 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.

* 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.

Interested applicants should submit the following for a completed application:

  1. A personal statement
  2. A Vitae/Resume (Please include a phone number).
  3. Three signed letters of recommendation (emailed by candidate or reference) (one letter must be from your residency or cardiovascular fellowship director).
  4. You may address these letters to Dr. Jayashri Aragam, Director of Echocardiography Lab, VA Boston Healthcare System. All application materials should be sent directly to Inessa Stern at Inessa.Stern@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, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is designed to meet professional certification requirements for interpretation of standard transthoracic echocardiography studies, stress echocardiography, contrast imaging, and performance of transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE), including intraoperative TEE. 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.

Please email me with any questions:  Contact Email: Inessa.Stern@va.gov

Very Respectfully,
Inessa Sterns, BEd, RDCS,
Supervisor, Echo lab
VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
 
Inessa.Stern@va.gov

857-203-6823

Application Process

Contact Information

Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowship Programs: Rebecca Hall, rebecca.hall@bmc.org

West Roxbury VA Echocardiography Fellowship Program: Rebekah Diaz, Rebekah.diaz@va.gov