Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Curriculum
Building Clinical Proficiency through Training, Research
About Our Curriculum
Individual attention, hands-on procedural training, and emphasis on clinical research define our program curriculum. Our small size enables each fellow to work one-on-one with a faculty member during all clinical rotations, refining their skills and seeing firsthand best practices in cardiovascular disease diagnosis, management, and processes. Fellows also hone their teaching and leadership skills by supervising the activities of residents and medical students. Our dual-site program maximizes experience with training in both private and public hospital settings.
Clinical resources are abundantly available in both institutions. In addition to the latest imaging and cardiovascular technology, fellows practice real-life medical situations and procedures in a state-of-the-art simulation environment in HCMC’s Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center.
Both organizations maintain a long tradition of clinical research, with numerous faculty and two research foundations, the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, available to support our fellows’ projects. Recent clinical trials at HCMC include acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, acute and chronic heart failure, lipid management, hypertension, and sleep apnea. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s researchers conduct over 100 studies annually and are at the forefront of emerging stem cell technology.