Overview

Program description

The one-year Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers exposure to diverse areas such as complex dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, premature and familial coronary artery disease, exercise and nutritional counseling, cardiac rehabilitation, and atherosclerotic imaging.

The primary goal of this multidisciplinary fellowship is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and strategies for successfully initiating and maintaining a preventive cardiology career using a team approach. The program provides additional research opportunities for fellows interested in cardiology careers with an emphasis on prevention.

Mayo Clinic has a state-of-the-art preventive cardiology program that involves comprehensive coronary risk factor reduction, including the management of lipid disorders, exercise training, nutrition and smoking cessation. During the exercise laboratory experience, fellows can become proficient in performing and interpreting O2 consumption exercise testing. Trainees also spend allotted time in the preventive cardiology clinic working one-on-one with a cardiovascular prevention specialist evaluating and managing both primary and secondary prevention issues in adult patients.

The Preventive Cardiology Fellowship seeks to alleviate a perceived shortage in investigators who apply state-of-the-art research skills to the prevention of the leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease.

Program history

The Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic began in 2010. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

March 17, 2017