Why Choose the UW Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship?
While all cardiology fellows must gain certain skills and knowledge during fellowship, they frequently have individual career goals or aspirations for advanced training in cardiology. Our medium-sized program affords ample time to work one-on-one with you to design individualized activities, including a variety of elective and unique learning opportunities in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac care, that meet your specific needs.
Fellow-Driven Research Projects
We strive to provide a successful foundation for the rest of your career. Therefore, we believe gaining experience and skills in research is best achieved by embarking on an idea that you are passionate about. Fellows can pursue clinical, basic-science, educational and/or quality research within the division, the Department of Pediatrics, or anywhere throughout the expansive University campus. Through strong collaborative relationships with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiovascular Research Center at UW, a cardiology fellow has ample opportunities to make research a cornerstone of their academic career.
Internationally Recognized Teaching Hospital With Consistently High Quality Care
The American Family Children’s Hospital was recently named a top children’s hospital in four medical and surgical specialties. The specialties are cardiology, gastroenterology, neonatology, and nephrology. This recognition places AFCH among the elite children’s hospitals in the nation. In addition, UW Hospital recently received a 3 star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Only 8% of 110 programs in the country have received this prestigious rating. University Hospital recently became one of only 25 U.S. hospitals named to Newsweek’s “Top 100 Global” list and also ranked an impressive 14th among 250 U.S. hospitals, as well as one of the top 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings. UW Hospital is also recognized for being one of 12 centers in the country that is verified as an American College of Surgeons Adult and Pediatric Level 1 trauma center.
Madison, Wisconsin, home of the University of Wisconsin, the timeless Memorial Union Terrace, and the vibrant Madison Farmer’s Market, is also the place UW pediatric cardiology fellows are lucky to call home. The University offers boundless options for research collaboration and educational opportunities. Madison also offers many advocacy, cultural, dining and outdoor activities. Visit the Living in Madison page for more or ideas on what to do and see in Madison.
WELCOME FROM THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program! Our ACGME-accredited program trains clinical and academic leaders in the care of infants, children, adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Over the three years of your fellowship, you’ll receive the clinical experience necessary to care for all types of medical and surgical cardiac pathologies in an environment committed to education. You’ll also develop strong, effective interpersonal skills, so you can lead a multidisciplinary care team and interact effectively with patients and families from diverse backgrounds. To prepare you for a career in academic medicine, you’ll also receive comprehensive training in clinical, translational, basic science and/or educational research—and have access to investigators in our division, our department and across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In addition, we provide you with an individualized training and mentoring plan supported by robust educational conferences. Finally, you’ll work as part of a dynamic team in a vibrant city that is frequently ranked among the very best places to live in the nation. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you!
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