To advance the care of patients with vascular diseases, it is essential to develop the next generation of vascular medicine clinician scientists. The burden of vascular diseases continues to rise in the United States and worldwide. Vascular diseases constitute one of the most common reasons for individuals to require medical care in the United States, representing a wide spectrum of conditions and syndromes involving the arteries, veins, lymphatics and circulating blood. The BMC and WCVI Vascular Medicine Fellowship is a one year program that will provide comprehensive training for physicians to pursue an academic career in clinical vascular medicine.
The Vascular Medicine Fellow will participate in clinical experiences at Boston Medical Center and will obtain: a) solid foundation in knowledge of vascular disease pathophysiology, epidemiology and management through structured curriculum and multidisciplinary conferences; b) skills to care for patients with vascular diseases through inpatient and outpatient rotations; c) comprehensive training in thrombosis and anticoagulation management; d) advanced training in vascular diagnostic testing through the noninvasive vascular laboratory; and e) vascular team management approaches to optimize vascular care. Upon completion of the program trainees will have satisfied the requirements set forth by the American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM), the National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers (NCBAP), and the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) exam.
Through a focused mentor-guided research project, the fellow will obtain an understanding of the fundamentals of translational vascular research. The fellow will develop a research project working with one of our experienced mentors under the oversight of the program directors. In addition, curriculum will be offered to provide mentee development through: mentoring networks; career development seminars; and intensive training in oral presentations, manuscript writing, and grant development. Trainees will have the opportunity to extend the research experience through multiple available cardiovascular T32 programs at BU/BMC.
Program will start in July 1, 2021. Fellowship duration will be for 12 months. Eligible candidates will have completed internal medicine residency and/or cardiovascular medicine fellowship or other relevant internal medicine specialty fellowship (ie, renal, hematology/oncology).