Welcome from the Program Director
James P. Eichelberger , M.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Welcome to the University of Rochester Cardiology Division and the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program. The program is an ACGME accredited program that is patterned after the recommendations of the Bethesda Conference. Our curriculum expectations and learning objectives correspond to the updated COCATs (ACC guidelines for training in Clinical Cardiology) published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. With over 50 full-time clinical and research faculty members, the cardiovascular faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital are committed to seeing that fellows in the program receive the highest caliber training to prepare them for practice, teaching, and research careers. We currently have 15 approved, filled ACGME positions.
We have seen huge growth in the services and patient volumes in Cardiology at the University over the last several years. With this has come an expansion in our existing programs as well as entirely new clinical and educational programs in Cardiovascular Disease diagnosis and therapy. This has continued to enhance the educational opportunities available for our fellow trainees to include a thriving new heart failure and cardiac transplantation program as well as expanded cardiac imaging facilities. Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or J1 Visa holder to apply to the cardiology fellowship program. The University of Rochester does not sponsor H1B Visas and your application cannot be considered.
I invite you to explore the links of this web page for more detailed information regarding our specific rotations, our curriculum and our current fellows, along with application information. We participate in the ERAS Application Service. The Fellowship Program Coordinator is Michelle Snyder, and she can be reached at (585) 275-4290, or by email at Michelle_Snyder@urmc.rochester.edu.