Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital. Our program is three years in length and accepts five fellows per year. The cardiovascular disease fellowship functions as an integral component of the internal medicine residency program and both programs are currently accredited for the maximum ACGME cycle lengths. The cardiology division has extensive teaching programs in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, and fourth-year fellowship positions are available in those subspecialties.
The Department of Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, of which the division is an integral part, comprises 11 divisions and employs 193 full-time faculty members committed to providing the best education for our next generation of physicians along with state of the art, cutting edge health care.
The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is designed to provide outstanding clinical training in an academic environment. The program consists of three years of broad-based training in clinical cardiology with ample opportunities to participate in research. First- and second-year rotations include the coronary care unit and consultation services, heart failure, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. The third year typically consists of a more focused experience in either noninvasive or invasive cardiology. Fellows participate in regular continuity clinic sessions, following their own panel of patients throughout the three years of training. Research experience is also emphasized.
The Cardiovascular Disease Program has an active conference schedule with at least one clinical or didactic conference daily. In addition to a core curriculum, attention is paid to research. The strength of the Cooper program is teaching, and emphasis is placed on education and the promotion of collegial relationships between faculty and fellows. Cardiology faculty hold academic appointments at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) and are actively involved in medical student education programs at the medical school. There is a high faculty-to-fellow ratio with 33 full time cardiologists employed by the faculty practice plan involved in the education of 18 cardiology fellows. The program offers access to faculty with expertise in cardiac surgery, imaging, cardio-oncology, pharmacology, congenital heart disease, women's health, intensive care and cardiac research.
The following pages provide specific information about cardiovascular disease training at Cooper. We invite you to take the time to explore our program.
Perry J. Weinstock, MD, FACC
Joanne K Mazzarelli, MD, FACC