Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

The pediatric cardiology fellowship provides exceptional training in general and interventional pediatric cardiology. You’ll build the knowledge and skills required to become a successful pediatric cardiology attending physician, treating children with heart disease and adults with congenital heart disease. Rush University graduates hold prestigious positions in the U.S. and around the world and are well-prepared to pursue subspecialty training in other areas, such as imaging and intervention.

The distinctive training experience at Rush is founded on a well-designed curriculum, faculty that include world-renowned specialists in pediatric cardiology, and a state-of-the-art facility, the Rush Center for Congenital Heart Diseases.

In our dynamic fellowship training program, you’ll do the following:

  • Master clinical sciences principles, providing care in inpatient, cardiac ICU and outpatient settings for children with heart disease and adults with congenital heart disease
  • Gain understanding of the indications and use of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including echocardiography, non-invasive and invasive electrophysiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization, among others
  • Develop the skills and habits to perform with excellence as a health care provider who continuously improves patient care through ongoing self-evaluation and lifelong learning
  • Gain strong verbal and written communication skills to enhance team collaboration and effectiveness in all settings
  • Develop the health care system knowledge needed to effectively call on resources to ensure optimal cardiac patient care

Participation in three prestigious venues enhances training and is a foundational element of learning. These include the Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium, Fetal Cardiac Symposium and Pediatric Cardiology.

How to apply

Candidates must be graduates of U.S. or Canadian medical schools and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Illinois. We accept foreign medical graduates (who have trained in a LCME pediatric residency program) with H1 and J1 Visas with at least three remaining years of eligibility.

Positions begin on July 1 the following year. We stop accepting applications on January 31. Selected candidates will be invited via email to interview during the month or February, March and/or April.

Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Our program is listed as Rush University Med Ctr-IL. Please use the following steps:

  • Select ERAS for Applicants.
  • Register for fellowship application.
  • You will be sent to the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office for electronic tokens needed to apply for fellowship programs.
  • With the electronic token, proceed to the MyERAS website to register and complete your application.
  • Submit 3 LORs
  • Submit USMLE scores (or USMLE and COMLEX)

Contact us

   

Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan
Senior Fellowship Program Coordinator
(312) 942-3254

Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan