Children’s Hospital Colorado, in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is pleased to offer a funded position for a fourth year of advanced training in interventional congenital cardiology.
We are looking for well qualified candidates who have completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at an ACGME accredited program and will be board eligible by the start of the 4th year. International applicants will be expected to provide evidence that their clinical skills are at an equivalent level to this.
The Interventional Cardiology group at Children's Hospital Colorado is a rapidly growing and busy group. We have three faculty physicians providing the full range of interventional procedures and techniques available. This extends from complex neonatal intervention to congenital and structural interventions in young adults. We currently perform approximately 850 cardiac catheterizations per year including EP studies. We have a strong link with the wider adult congenital and structural programs which may allow experience in those fields where appropriate for the fellows individual training needs.
The main objectives of this post are:
To develop subspecialty skills in congenital interventional cardiology.
To provide clinical support, together with other fellows, to the pediatric cardiology faculty.
To take an active part in postgraduate multidisciplinary teaching and training.
To contribute to the management of the clinical service and service development.
To develop an interest in research which focuses on interventional practice and develop links within the interventional community to allow career advancement.
We have trained one 4th year fellows in interventional congenital cardiology every year for nearly a decade. While all fellows will gain extensive experience in performance and interpretation of cardiac catheterisation, our 4th year fellowship is aimed at producing a faculty level candidate capable of applying for positions in academic institutions anywhere in the world. Our 4th year fellows will also gain experience in research, with the expectation to complete at least one first-authored manuscript on a project of their choosing.
Fourth year applications will require a copy of your curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, a personal statement highlighting why you wish to become an Interventional congenital cardiology Fellow at Children’s Hospital Colorado. If you are not a USA citizen, include a copy of your ECFMG. Please bear in mind that you would need to acquire a J1 visa if selected as a candidate for our program. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure all required information has been received. All applications should be submitted by Aug 31.