Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The cardiovascular disease fellowship is a rigorous three-year program designed to provide a balanced experience in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. You’ll build a strong foundation in virtually every discipline in cardiology through approximately 24 months of clinical rotations.

Rush University Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in Chicago and one of the busiest tertiary and quaternary referral centers in the Midwest. You’ll be exposed to the entire spectrum of acute and chronic cardiovascular disease, working in clinics at Rush, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County,

Our fellowship offers many benefits, including the following:

  • Our program structure recognizes individual interests and needs, especially in the second and third years, when specific career planning is started. Advanced rotations are available to trainees wishing to emphasize clinical skills.
  • Additional Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited advanced training is available in electrophysiology and interventional cardiology.
  • Research opportunities exist in virtually every area of cardiovascular disease. You will engage in research, guided, and monitored by an academic cardiologist whose expertise in basic and clinical research techniques matches with your interest.

How to apply

We offer six fellowship positions. Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine when the cardiology fellowship begins. Eligibility requires a minimum of three years of U.S. medical training, including at least two years of residency in internal medicine. We sponsor both J-1 and H1-B visas.

Please submit applications by August 31 through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Our program is listed as Rush University Medical Center-IL. 

The fellowship program director will review completed applications and will extend interview invitations to qualified applicants by email. Group interview sessions are conducted in September and October. If you have further questions, please email Lauren Fay or call (312) 942-8771.