Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) Fellowship in Adult Cardiology is an extensive 12-month program that prepares Advanced Clinical Providers (ACP) to gain additional knowledge, skills, and competency within the specialty area of cardiology. In conjunction with the CHS Center for Advanced, Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), and SHVI, the fellowship will provide advanced training in cardiovascular disease management with experiences in Adult General Cardiology, as well as sub-specialties in electrophysiology, advanced heart failure/transplant management, invasive cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear imaging modalities, and research.
This intensive fellowship program prepares advanced practitioners to provide excellent care to patients with acute and chronic cardiac diagnoses. It will also improve patient access and the quality of care within cardiology practices. The ACP Cardiology fellows will be under the direct supervision of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute at CMC.
The cardiology fellowship provides advanced didactic education with an introductory three-month multidisciplinary intensive care rotation, followed by a nine-month course of rotations focused on inpatient and ambulatory clinical experiences within cardiology. ACP fellows are members of the SHVI team and will receive focused, dedicated individual training in addition to the existing cardiology curriculum already offered to residents and medical students at CMC.
The first three months will include general hospital orientation of the fellowship in addition to two months in the ICU and one month with Carolinas Hospitalist Group.