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Cardiovascular Disease

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited:   Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length:  3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation, Completion of Internal Medicine residency

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  21

Approved per Year (if applicable):  N/A

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  4th year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-4536

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Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Description

The SAUSHEC Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is the largest Department of Defense and joint cardiology training platform, supporting a 425-bed tertiary facility and the only military Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center. The fellowship program has a long-standing outstanding history of training proficient and competent cardiovascular specialists in delivering high-quality and contemporary cardiovascular care to support the operational requirements of the DOD. Graduates of the fellowship are well prepared to care for active-duty personnel, dependents, retirees, and diverse civilian populations based on the breadth of their fellowship experience.

Our 3-year program starts with an introductory “Boot Camp” where trainees are gain critical performing and interpretation echocardiogram skills, solidify vascular access abilities, and receive hands on training with cardiac implantable electronic device interrogation and reprogramming. This introductory period allows for a smooth introduction for the coming rigors of fellowship training and patient care.

Fellows rotate through the following block rotations: Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit, Cardiovascular Consults (inpatient and outpatient), Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Echocardiography, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiac Electrophysiology These rotations are completed at SAUSHEC. The fellowship training experience is supplemented with external rotations at University of Texas San Antonio, the San Antonio Veterans’ Administration to provide rotations in adult congenital heart disease and catheterization. Fellows also rotate at Methodist Hospital to provide additional experience in critical care, mechanical circulatory support, and advanced heart failure therapy. Rotations in vascular medicine/ultrasound are available for those interested in seeking specific competencies.

Every fellow graduates proficient in cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and well prepared to support the entire DOD population.

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Contact Us

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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