Program Overview

The 3-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship provides comprehensive clinical and academic training. The program curriculum covers all aspects of noninvasive and invasive clinical cardiovascular medicine and offers substantial teaching and research opportunities.

The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine is part of the Heart & Vascular Center, which provides expert coordinated patient care, education, training, and research across the disciplines of cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular critical care, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery.

Cardiovascular fellows spend most of their time training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's main campus in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with approximately 2 months per year at the nearby Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. The VA rotations include inpatient and outpatient consultative cardiovascular medicine and multi-modality cardiovascular imaging training (nuclear cardiology, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), and echocardiography).

Mission

The mission of our program is to provide training that readies graduates for competent, evidence-based, and ethical care of patients with cardiovascular disorders. Our clinical and academic training prepares fellows for careers in clinical practice, education, and research.

Program aims

Our program trains fellows to be:

  • Competent, skilled clinicians capable of providing specialty care for patients with cardiovascular disorders
  • Confident consumers of the medical literature to optimize career-long learning
  • Ethical practitioners
  • Active contributors to their local medical communities and the larger academic cardiovascular community