The Fellowship Investigator Track within the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center is designed to be flexible to meet the changing needs of health care delivery and biomedical research. It is understood that interests will evolve as an individual progresses in his or her training, and fellows are not required to declare their interest in clinical versus basic research at the outset of the fellowship.
However, the program is designed to attract equal numbers of trainees interested in pursuing careers in clinical cardiology and in basic research. Thus, at any given time, some of our fellows will pursue a path that includes three years of training in clinical cardiology and clinical research, and the remainder will pursue a path that includes two years of clinical cardiology followed by two years of molecular and cellular cardiology supported by an NIH Training Grant. (The order can be reversed so that the basic research precedes the clinical training.) We believe that this balance provides the best environment for intellectual growth and best utilizes the outstanding resources available in both clinical and basic cardiovascular research.
In order to develop a solid clinical foundation, each fellow completes a minimum of 24 months of intensive clinical training. Fellows who choose to focus on clinical cardiology also pursue clinical research, which may include advanced training in epidemiology, biostatistics, risk modification, and health care planning. Icahn School of Medicine offers didactic training in research through an institutional K30 award from the NIH as well as master's degree programs in Public Health (MPH) or Clinical Research (MS) through the Department of Community Medicine.
The Cardiovascular Research Institute provides a rich environment for those fellows pursing the basic science track. The Molecular and Cellular Cardiology Laboratories offer training in the areas of gene regulation and cellular signal transduction with concentrations in vascular biology, thrombosis and lipoproteins.
Mount Sinai Cardiology Investigator Track Fellowship Program
|3 YEARS*||4 YEARS|
|Clinical and Clinical Research||2 Years Clinical|
|2 Years Basic-Research**|
*May add 1 or 2 years for subspecialty training in Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Non-Invasive Imaging, Vascular Medicine and other disciplines.
**Supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health in "Molecular and Cellular Cardiology."