The Baylor Scott and White –Texas A&M Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and is a standard 3 year program. We accept 5 fellows each academic year in the general cardiology program. The interventional Cardiology program accepts 2 fellows each year and the Electrophysiology program accepts one fellow every other year as part of a 2 year program.
Our goal is to train outstanding general cardiologists who are prepared for careers in private practice, academic practice or for additional subspecialty training. Our fellows are typically level 2 trained for independent practice in echocardiography, invasive cardiology and nuclear imaging. Some of our fellows have done additional elective time in order to perform vascular imaging or implant pacemakers as part of a general practice.
We have a board pass rate of 100% over the last 20 years. We provide an excellent balance of service and education in order to accomplish this. We have an extensive didactic program that covers core topics, nuclear imaging, invasive cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease and echocardiography. Clinical experiences with supervised autonomy in the CVICU, advanced heart failure, echo, imaging, cath lab, consult service and the clinic are core rotations that provide the foundation for patient care and education. Our fellows typically take the echo boards after the second year of fellowship and we have a >90% pass rate since 2017.
We won the state ACC Cardiology Jeopardy competition 2 of the last 3 years, competing against the other fellowship programs in Texas (2017 and 2019).
We are able to accomplish this in an atmosphere that is collegial, supportive and provides excellent work-life balance.