Clinician-Educator Pathway

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The traditional three-year Clinician-Educator Pathway is designed for individuals envisioning careers that focus primarily on evidence-based patient care and education. This Pathway comprises 24 months of core clinical training, complemented by 6-7 months of clinical electives and 6 months of investigation.

Although elective time and research blocks are spread throughout the three years of the program, it is during the first two years that trainees will acquire the majority of the clinical knowledge base and procedural skills to function as outstanding consultative cardiovascular specialists.  During the third year of the program, fellows will refine their skills as cardiovascular consultants with a return to the coronary care units and to the heart failure service. Elective block time can  comprise training in one of several specific areas of cardiovascular medicine, such as heart failure, vascular medicine, non-invasive imaging, preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. In addition, considerable block time will be devoted to scholarly activity, so applicants should be firmly committed to pursuing a substantial research project during their fellowship training years, irrespective of their elected pathway.

Upon completion of the Clinician-Educator Pathway, the most talented individuals will be highly competitive for advanced fellowship training at the NYU Langone Medical Center and other top academic institutions. Depending upon their selection of rotations, trainees may also accrue eligibility for the certifying examinations offered by the National Board of Echocardiography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Individuals choosing this pathway may apply for additional training in an ACGME-approved program in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology or Interventional Cardiology or seek a fourth year of intensive training in Heart Failure or develop a career in clinical/translational investigation, which may include participation in our NIH funded Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation program.  Individuals with questions about the Clinician-Educator Pathway should contact Dr. Barry Rosenzweig, Director, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease. 

This pathway utilizes the National Resident Subspecialty Match Program and applications are coordinated through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

For additional information, contact:

Shari Smith
Coordinator, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease
T: 212-263-6587
Email: Shari Smith

Barry P. Rosenzweig, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease
T: 212-263-6587
F: 212-263-7060
Email: Barry P. Rosenzweig