The purpose of this program is to prepare physicians who already possess a background in Internal Medicine for a career in Cardiovascular Medicine. It is our intention to provide an environment that is suitable for acquiring knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, attitudes, and values that are essential to Cardiovascular Medicine.
We feel that a medical cardiologist is a physician who is extremely knowledgeable regarding the differential diagnosis and management of complicated cardiology diseases. The physician is also knowledgeable with laboratory procedures, invasive and noninvasive, employed in cardiovascular diagnosis and research.
The training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was recently given the highest accreditation of 5 years.
You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine's subspecialty examination in Cardiovascular Disease upon completion of the fellowship.
The Duration of the Cardiovascular Diseases Program is three years with 12 accredited positions in the general program emphasizing preparation in academic cardiology. Comprehensive training in all major aspects of clinical cardiology is combined with training in basic and clinical cardiovascular research. Opportunities exist in a variety of research disciplines. Creighton University has a tradition of medical excellence.
Four positions are available in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Creighton University annually on a competitive basis.
To apply to the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, applicants must have successfully completed three years of postgraduate training in an accredited program in Internal Medicine in the United States or Canada and be board eligible or board certified.
How to Apply
You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by September 1, 2012.
Step 1: To apply to the program, visit the ERAS Web site.
The application requires the following information:
- Official medical school transcripts
- Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
- A Program Director's letter and at least two other letters of recommendation
- A curriculum vitae
- A personal statement
- A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
- A photograph
Step 2: Appointments are made through the Cardiovascular Subspecialty Match Program, sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program Specialty Matching Services. All candidates must register through the SMS.
To register see: National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) Specialty Matching Services
Step 3: If you are considered for an interview at Creighton University you will meet with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between September and October 2012.
The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program accepts only J1 Visa type.
For information regarding benefits and compensation please visit our Graduate Medical Education Department.