The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Nemours Cardiac Center, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), will equip you with a strong educational curriculum, extensive clinical experience and solid analytical tools. The program is designed to have you become a pediatric cardiologist who can function independently and with a high level of proficiency in the care of the fetus, neonate, infant, child and adolescent with congenital or acquired heart disease.
The Nemours Cardiac Center is particularly well-suited to offer this training given our multidisciplinary approach to patient care and research, wherein specialists from pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiac anesthesia and congenital heart surgery work together as a fully integrated team.
Our Fellowship Program
in our Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, you’ll receive increasing responsibilities and expectations during the three years of your fellowship, fulfilling the requirements established for board certification in pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. At the completion of three years, we expect you will graduate with outstanding clinical proficiency, a commitment to helping others with your skills, and the ability to function as an effective, exceptionally trained clinician, contributing meaningfully to the field of pediatric cardiology.
Our program gives you:
- An environment conducive to successful learning, scholarship, self-instruction, critical thinking and scientific inquiry.
- A strong foundation of clinical knowledge in pediatric cardiology through extensive exposure to normal and abnormal cardiovascular conditions, with specific focus on the pathophysiologic basis of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease in the fetus, neonate, infant, child and adolescent.
- Proficiency in invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for optimal cardiac care in children.
- Training in interpersonal and administrative skills needed to work effectively as a team member in pediatric cardiac care.
- Fellows in this program should expect exposure to diverse clinical training. Fellows will also participate in research training and will have substantial research experiences in order to expand their skill set and knowledge base.
- No greater than 40 percent of the training is dedicated to clinical time while at minimum 60 percent of the training is dedicated to research.
- The fellow will interact with other subspecialty fellows through didactic lectures and research training courses.
- Fellows will have access to the Delaware Center for Translational Research/ACCEL program at Nemours, including the CTR’s mentoring and research education resources.
- Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.
- Fellows will have access to professional development resources.