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Program Coordinator, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Noemi Melendres
Phone: 305-585-5540
Fax: 305-585-7089
Email: noemi.melendres@jhsmiami.org

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the Interventional Fellowship Program Faculty Selection Committee.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from December 1 to December 30. Interviews are conducted from mid-January to February. Due to the large volume of applications, the program will only contact candidates chosen to be interviewed.

Call Schedule

The objective of on-call activities is to provide fellows with acute cases that allow them to develop skills to perform interventions in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. At-home call (pager call) is defined as call taken from outside the medical center, and the duty hours are kept precisely in accordance with ACGME requirements.
Fellows taking at-home call are provided with one day in seven completely free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period.

When fellows are called into the hospital from home, time spent in-house is counted toward the 80-hour limit.

The program director and the faculty monitor the demands of at-home call in the program and, when necessary, make scheduling adjustments as necessary to mitigate excessive service demands and/or fatigue. Feedback from the fellows is a crucial part of the monitoring process.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed internal medicine residency followed by three years of cardiovascular disease fellowship training.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of our fellowship is to prepare trainees to function at a high level of clinical performance in interventional cardiology and to foster an attitude of lifelong learning and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to quality assessment and improvement.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our fellowship is to prepare trainees to function at a high level of clinical performance in interventional cardiology and to foster an attitude of lifelong learning and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to quality assessment and improvement.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a year-long, competency-based training program that follows all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education rules and guidelines.

The goal of our training program includes understanding the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures in order to select patients and procedure types appropriately, as well as gaining the cognitive knowledge and technical skills needed to perform interventional cardiac procedures at the level of quality attainable through the present state of the art.

There are three principal hospital sites for the training program, each with a high educational impact and a wide range of patients from a comprehensive mix of ethnic and racial origins.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital. The clinical experience is a particular strength at Jackson Memorial and includes private tertiary care as well as care for indigent patients with acute and chronic cardiac disease, advanced heart failure; cardiac surgery; cardiac transplantation and more.

UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility, adds a sophisticated and cutting-edge interventional experience within a community-based hospital. At UHealth Tower, physicians on faculty at the UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine partner with community physicians to plan and provide care, investigate new treatments still in the clinical research phase and utilize the most advanced technologies available. The case mix at UHealth includes an especially broad range of procedures.

The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a critical part of the training program where the fellows’ clinical experience includes a mix of local VA Medical Center patients and tertiary care VA patients, as well. The patient population at the VA Medical Center includes patients with fairly advanced vascular disease and high-risk subsets, and complex interventions are performed here.

Fellows are also encouraged to participate in clinical, basic or health services research. Fellow involvement in one or more research projects is a requirement for accreditation of the training program and for the fellow’s board eligibility. Published manuscripts are strongly suggested, but not mandatory. Additionally, it is the strong preference of the training program that cardiology fellows attend one of the national cardiology meetings or one of the national interventional meetings during the course of the year.

-Alexandre C. Ferreira, MD

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a year-long, competency-based training program that follows all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education rules and guidelines.

The goal of our training program includes understanding the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures in order to select patients and procedure types appropriately, as well as gaining the cognitive knowledge and technical skills needed to perform interventional cardiac procedures at the level of quality attainable through the present state of the art.

There are three principal hospital sites for the training program, each with a high educational impact and a wide range of patients from a comprehensive mix of ethnic and racial origins.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital. The clinical experience is a particular strength at Jackson Memorial and includes private tertiary care as well as care for indigent patients with acute and chronic cardiac disease, advanced heart failure; cardiac surgery; cardiac transplantation and more.

UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility, adds a sophisticated and cutting-edge interventional experience within a community-based hospital. At UHealth Tower, physicians on faculty at the UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine partner with community physicians to plan and provide care, investigate new treatments still in the clinical research phase and utilize the most advanced technologies available. The case mix at UHealth includes an especially broad range of procedures.

The Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a critical part of the training program where the fellows’ clinical experience includes a mix of local VA Medical Center patients and tertiary care VA patients, as well. The patient population at the VA Medical Center includes patients with fairly advanced vascular disease and high-risk subsets, and complex interventions are performed here.

Fellows are also encouraged to participate in clinical, basic or health services research. Fellow involvement in one or more research projects is a requirement for accreditation of the training program and for the fellow’s board eligibility. Published manuscripts are strongly suggested, but not mandatory. Additionally, it is the strong preference of the training program that cardiology fellows attend one of the national cardiology meetings or one of the national interventional meetings during the course of the year.

-Alexandre C. Ferreira, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

3 principal hospital sites with high educational impact

Very active acute MI, advanced coronary disease intervention & peripheral arterial disease programs

Broad range of procedures & cases with a mix of community-based; indigent; local & tertiary care veteran & tertiary care private patients

Clinical Experience

Our Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine) Fellowship Program trains fellows in preparation for achieving board certification as a practitioner and educator/researcher of geriatric medicine. The program emphasizes broad clinical exposure, scholarship, self-instruction, development of critical analysis of clinical problems and the ability to consult in complex biological, psychological and social aspects of geriatric assessment and management.

Core Curriculum

A core curriculum forms the backbone of the educational experience at all levels of the training program, with a focus on three general disciplines in cardiology:
1. Continuity Clinic
2. Interventional Cardiac and Peripheral Procedures
3. Research

Goals

Every rotation has its own competency-based curriculum. In general, the goals of the fellows’ training experience, include:

  • Being competent in the provision of comprehensive care in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease requiring coronary angiography and intervention and understanding the effectiveness and limitations of coronary interventional procedures (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning).
  • Learning how to apply cost-conscious, evidence-based strategies to diagnose and manage patients undergoing interventional procedures.
  • Learning to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team treating patients undergoing interventional cardiac procedures.
  • Participating in family meetings and being an effective communicator
  • Understanding of utilization of resources and appropriate levels of care in patients with atrial septal defect; coronary disease; peripheral vascular disease and valvular heart disease.

Your Faculty

Claudia Agustina Martinez Bermudez, MDAssistant Professor, Medicine

Carlos Alfonso, MDAssistant Professor, Clinical Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Eduardo J. DeMarchena, MDDirector, International Interventional Structural Heart Disease Program
Professor, Medicine and Surgery
Site Supervisor, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, UHealth Tower

Michael Dyal, MDAssistant Professor, Medicine

Alexandre C. Ferreira, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Voluntary Professor, Medicine

Cesar Mendoza, MD
Medical Director, Cardiology, Jackson Health System

Alan H. SchobProfessor, Medicine
Site Supervisor, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, VA Medical Center

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Various private practices

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Various private practices