Cardiology Fellowship Program
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is a tertiary care referral center specializing in the management of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Located in Browns Mills in southern NJ, this 89 bed hospital is midway between Philadelphia and the Jersey shore. The Center offers, with the exception of cardiac transplant, the full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with cardiac and vascular disease. We annually perform diagnostic, interventional cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures, nuclear cardiac diagnostic tests, echocardiographic procedures and electrophysiology device implantations. Patient access to Deborah by way of referral from regional community hospitals and a large out-patient clinic service has resulted in a patient population with diverse and complex cardiovascular disease.
Three Year Fellowship Program
The fellowship for general training in Cardiovascular Diseases is offered to graduates of AOA approved Internal Medicine residency programs. The cardiology fellowship program is sponsored through the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI network (PCOM Med-Net) and is an AOA approved fellowship program. Two fellowship tracks are available and the trainees choice is made toward the end of their first year of training: 1) The Invasive Track includes focused lab based training in diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography, 2) The Non-invasive Track includes focused lab based training in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology (including didactic training to qualify for a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission). All fellows, regardless of their chosen career track, receive training in all facets of clinical cardiology.
In addition to the three year program, Deborah offers advanced training programs in Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology for fellows who have completed an AOA approved three year fellowship. There is a one year Echocardiography- Nuclear training program for qualified fellows who wish to pursue advanced echo training that would meet ACC guidelines for Echo Laboratory Directors and provide training in Nuclear Cardiology to qualify for a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
One month elective rotations in the MICU or on a clinical cardiology in-patient service are offered to internal medicine residents at their request. This is not only a worthwhile learning experience, but affords prospective applicants a chance to experience the cardiology training program at Deborah. This is not, however, a requirement for application or admission to the fellowship program. Housing is available on the hospital campus. Fellowship applications may be obtained by contacting our program administrator (see below). Completed applications and interviews are processed and final decisions made one year prior to your expected July 1st start date. Thus, interested applicants should begin their application process during their second year of residency.
Any questions may be directed to the program administrator or Fellowship Program Director at 609-893-1200 ext 5066 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org