The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Our three-year program emphasizes clinical experience in preparation for examination by the American Board of Cardiology.
We accept three to five positions per year.
Our fellowship is aimed at developing cardiologists for clinical practice. During the three years, the fellows rotate through the various areas of cardiology, with the amount of time spent in each area determined by the minimal requirements of the American College of Cardiology, as well as the interest of each fellow.
The cath lab performs more than 2,500 catheterizations per year. In addition to extensive experience in cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography, our fellows perform approximately 800 coronary angioplasty procedures per year.
Most fellows spend eight rotations during their training in the cath lab, gaining experience with more than 300 cases.
This rotation includes color Doppler echocardiology exercise testing, Thallium SPECT scan and transesophageal echo. A large volume of EKGs and Holter monitors are read with staff supervision.
Echocardiography training provides the basic knowledge and experience necessary to be fully capable of performing and interpreting examination in a clinical setting.
The CCU has more than 14,000 clinic visits per year and 2,000 hospital admissions per year. A program has been developed for fellowship involvement in the outpatient clinic practice, where fellows become familiar with the longitudinal care of ambulatory cardiac patients as well as performing consultations for other internists. This patient load is optimal for educational purposes.
The CCU includes a coronary care unit complete with hemodynamic monitoring and capability for insertion of intra-aortic balloon pumps, Swan-Ganz catheters, temporary pacemakers, etc. Intensive Care Cardiology is an excellent opportunity to gain primary service experience in the care of acute myocardial infarctions, unstable angina, cardiogenic shock and post-operative open heart patients.
During this experience, fellows progress to direct the care of CCU patients and are expected to function as junior staff overseeing the medical residents and students. They are responsible for procedures necessary on CCU patients.
This rotation includes exposure to diagnostic and therapeutic EP studies, ICD implants and permanent pacemaker implants.
Fellows spend a minimum of two months attending the pacemaker follow-up clinic or equivalent for a concentrated exposure to interpretation of pacing electrocardiograms and the various problems peculiar to pacemaker patients.
Fellows are responsible for consults to the electrical service and will assist on electrophysiology studies, pacer and ICD implants.
Two months general training for all fellows is designated to make fellows conversant in the field of nuclear cardiology, with the primary responsibility being Thallium stress test monitoring. Individual rotations are arranged with nuclear radiology regarding specific jobs and responsibilities.
Fellows have the opportunity to spend six months in training, if desired, in order to meet requirements for credentialing to interpret nuclear cardiology studies.
Active participation in the preparation of lectures, seminars and conferences is expected of each fellow.
There is also a monthly meeting for research-related topics.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.
Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adheres to their policies and guidelines.
Application deadline is August 31.
Visit ERAS to apply
Eligible candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited, three-year internal medicine residency.
Mylessa Wheeler Phone: 254.724.0108 Fax: 254.724.8067Mylessa.Wheeler@BSWHealth.org
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Baylor Scott & White Health2401 S. 31st St.MS-09-C513C Temple, TX 76508
In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.
Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.
As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.
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