Program description

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a three-year Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship that offers excellent clinical teaching from experts in bedside medicine, cardiac catheterization and intervention, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, valvular and structural heart disease, vascular disease, echocardiography, advanced cardiac imaging, adult congenital heart disease, cardiac surgery, preventive cardiology, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Program highlights include:

  • Comprehensive preparation for a scholarly career in cardiovascular medicine
  • Cardiovascular fellow responsibility and autonomy in patient care management and procedures
  • Extensive hands-on experience with all cardiovascular procedural skills
  • Diverse patient population composed of local, regional, national and international patients
  • Comprehensive didactic curriculum and hands-on physical examination teaching series
  • Numerous research opportunities with guaranteed research time
  • Fully electronic medical record system integrated between inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Elective opportunities at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Reasonable call schedule and duty hours
  • Extensive ancillary support
  • Institutional and departmental commitment to recruit and train a diverse group of aspiring cardiovascular specialists


This training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Upon successful completion of the fellowship, you will be eligible to take the ABIM's subspecialty examination in cardiovascular disease. Optionally, you may also take the examination for certification in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Program history

The Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship began in 2008. It is anticipated that three fellows will complete training in the program annually.

As of July 2016:

  • 86 percent of our graduates have passed their ABIM cardiovascular disease certification examination on their first attempt.
  • 90 percent of our graduates have successfully secured either advanced fellowship training or academic faculty positions upon graduation. 10 percent of our graduates have opted to pursue community practice directly upon graduation. 30 percent of our graduates are currently in academic faculty positions, 60 percent are in community practice, and 10 percent are pursuing advanced fellowship training this year.
  • 20 percent of our fellows have pursued advanced training in electrophysiology, 30 percent have pursued interventional fellowships, 20 percent have pursued imaging fellowships, and 20 percent have pursued advanced heart failure and transplantation fellowships.
July 27, 2016