Your clinical training will consist of the first two years spent in core rotations. During the core rotations you will obtain the basic knowledge and technical skills needed to proceed to more advanced training in a subspecialty area. The first year consists of rotations through the various subspecialty laboratories. During the second year, the information learned in the laboratories will be applied to patient care (both inpatient and outpatient).


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Presented every Wednesday, our fellowship educational seminars are exceptional supplements to clinical and research training. Fellows attend weekly, five-hour sessions covering ECG interpretation, core didactic lectures, journal club, non-invasive and invasive imaging, professor rounds, and visiting professor lectures.

Case Studies

During your fellowship you will prepare case study presentations for CV Grand Rounds, present the pertinent information of an interesting case, conduct an in-depth discussion of that case, and create a current bibliography.

Teaching Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to teach University of Minnesota Medical School students, residents and visiting students from other medical schools through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures.

Call Frequency

Your call schedule will vary by individual rotation. The University of Minnesota Graduate Medical School follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Moonlighting is permitted for licensed fellows. Moonlighting activities may be scheduled during those times when you are assigned to consultative or outpatient rotations.

Moonlighting should not interfere with the required learning and must not violate the ACGME's work hour rules or visa regulations. Moonlighting should not compromise your education, but rather enhance it.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your cardiovascular fellowship program. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.