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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Our faculty-to-fellow ratio provides extensive one-on-one teaching relationships.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our one-year program emphasizes clinical experience in preparation for examination by the American Board of Cardiology.

We accept two fellows per year.

Curriculum

The one-year fellowship training program is structured to provide the fellow with a broad clinical experience that will enable him/her to practice as a consultant in the field of interventional cardiology with the expertise to perform interventional procedures in the coronary system, as well as the peripheral vascular arena.

In addition, depending on the fellow's training/learning goals, training in the performance of a number of structural heart procedures including TAVR, ASD/PFO closure, left atrial appendage occlusion and carotid stenting is available.

Clinical Experience

All fellows must have a minimum of 12 months procedural experience with direct oversight by a faculty interventional cardiologist.

Didactics

Core Curriculum – Weekly
Catheterization Conference – Weekly
Program Director's Conference – Weekly

The interventional training year is designed to provide the fellow with extensive opportunity to develop skills in disease management of coronary artery disease with emphasis of the pre-procedural risk stratification, the direct procedural-related optimal techniques, and the post-procedural clinical management.

The year experience includes emergent procedures, hemodynamic support options, management of peri-procedural complications, clinical interactions with the cardiovascular surgery team as well as the vascular surgery team in team approach clinical decision process, along with the structural heart procedures and clinical management/evaluation of these focus areas.

The program is structured to provide the fellow training that meets the requirements outlined in the COCATS 4 document as well as the recommendations of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

Specific curricular milestones are assessed on a quarterly basis, with semi-annual reports submitted to the ACGME. Specific evaluation methods include direct observation and mentoring along with oral and written examination, multisource analysis, and scheduled clinical competency committee meetings twice a year.

The interventional fellow must be at the cath lab area for the working day unless on a previously scheduled vacation or CME time approved by the program director. The fellow will function as a junior attending for diagnostic cases, working with the cardiovascular fellows and cath lab support team. Cath reports will be completed by the close of business the day of procedures.

 

The fellow on-call must be able to arrive at the hospital within 20 minutes of pager activation at night and on weekend/holiday. The fellow will be the primary operator on interventional procedures with direct supervision/assistance by the faculty attending.

 

The fellow will be responsible for guideline-based appropriate pre- and post-procedure clinical care. The interventional fellow must attend:

  • The interventional cardiology fellowship core curriculum didactic series on Monday mornings
  • Cath lab conference each Friday (responsible for presenting/discussing cases)
  • Program director meeting each Thursday
  • Cardiology journal club monthly
  • Cardiology mortality review on the last Monday of each month
  • The monthly cath lab quality improvement conference held the last Tuesday of each month
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is January 1.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

Qualified applicants to the program must have:

  • Completed internal medicine residency training
  • Passed the internal medicine boards
  • Completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship
  • Eligibility for examination by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Mylessa Wheeler
Phone: 254.724.0108
Fax: 254.724.8067
Mylessa.Wheeler@BSWHealth.org

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

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.

Life in Temple

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.

Why Baylor Scott & White

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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