University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Welcome

Welcome to the UW IC Fellowship Program website! Please take the time to explore our pages and learn about our program. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Interested APPLICANTS are encouraged to contact program coordinators as primary contact.

Program Contact Information

Kurt Jacobson, MD, MHSA, FSCAI
Program Director

Jacki Johnson
Program Coordinator
jjohnson2@medicine.wisc.edu

Theresa Teske
Assistant Program Coordinator
tlteske@medicine.wisc.edu

Mission Statement

The UW IC Fellowship Program aims are:

  • Train fellows towards mastery of the requisite skills and attitudes to evolve into competent, compassionate, and cost-effective specialists
  • Provide a robust, comprehensive didactic and clinical experience to develop a fellow’s clinical, cognitive, and technical skills
  • Maintain a collegial, team-oriented learning environment
  • Provide fellows the opportunity to find meaning and purpose, develop professional attitudes, empathy and emotional intelligence, and to find professional and personal satisfaction, and to mold their own educational experience
  • Continually enhance the learning experience by actively seeking and responding to fellow feedback

GME Applicant Information

The Interventional Cardiology (IC) Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) is a comprehensive program offering state-of-the-art training. The IC Fellowship program is a fully funded, one-year training program for candidates who have completed an accredited fellowship in cardiovascular disease. Our training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The IC Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is a full-service IC program offering state-of-the-art training in coronary interventions, as well substantial training in structural interventions. The program is unique in that trainees will find themselves at the center of the action. The program mentors work with trainees to foster a positive environment where trainees are encouraged to follow their passion and gain experience in their area of interest and expertise.

The IC Fellowship Program is fully accredited for two IC fellows annually, and we offer advanced IC subspecialty research and clinical training. Our fellows have the opportunity to rotate through the UW Hospital and Clinics, as well as the attached William S. Middleton Memorial VAH and a local community hospital, Meriter Hospital.

Program Showcase

  • Comprehensive, learner-centered education
  • Program support to attend local and national conferences
  • Dedicated quarterly fellows meeting with program leadership
  • Weekly and monthly educational conferences
  • Fellows are able to participate in both advanced structural and coronary training within the scope of their 1-year of fellowship
  • Access to the UWHC Simulation Center to use the simulation tool, AngioMentor, to provide asynchronous simulation learning opportunities on specialty-specific case modules
  • Support for fellows and faculty in addressing wellness and achieving life-balance

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Research

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is proud to have a long-standing, well-funded, robust research enterprise encompassing all forms between bench and clinical research. The major themes of CVM research topics include heart failure and ventricular function, electrophysiology and arrhythmias, and vascular biology including prevention and imaging.

Trainees with a strong research interest may also inquire about the possibility of further advancing their research interests and experience through the addition of a dedicated year of post-grad training on our T32 Research Grant.

Please visit our CVM Division Research Page and our Fellowship Research Opportunities Page for more information.

Program History

Our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program has maintained continuous accreditation since initial accreditation by the ACGME on July 1, 1999. We have had over 30 trainees successfully complete our program who have established careers in both academic and private practice settings.

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