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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The University of Missouri-Columbia offers a three year Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Four new trainees enter the cardiology fellowship program each year to maintain 12 full-time fellows at staggered levels of training. Rigorous, state-of-the-art clinical training is provided in all of the key cognitive and procedural aspects of cardiovascular medicine. In addition, fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue original investigation in basic science, translational, clinical, or population-based research areas that are relevant to the pathogenesis and management of cardiovascular disease. Protected research time is provided to all trainees. A research track is available for interested trainees.

The Division holds didactic conferences each working day, and trainees are freed from all clinical responsibilities to attend conferences. All trainees are strongly encouraged to attend and present their research at national scientific meetings, such as the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Funds are provided by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Department of Medicine to enable trainees to attend national and regional meetings and conferences.

The goal of all of our educational programs is to provide highly-motivated fellows with the best possible clinical and research training, and to prepare them for long-term careers in academic medicine or private practice.

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