University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Mentoring in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

We know mentorship is imperative in guiding the next generation of academically oriented subspecialists, and we have a program in place to support your career planning and development.

Our graduates tout their mentorship as one of the most valuable experiences in our program.

Mentorship Structure

When you start fellowship, you'll be assigned a faculty mentor. Your mentor will help you navigate your training and be a point of contact for any questions or concerns you have along the way.

You and your mentor must meet at least twice per academic year, but we highly encourage you to meet more often. This relationship is longitudinal and can ideally evolve into a peer mentorship as you progress in your career.

We encourage you to form relationships with mentors outside our fellowship and division through partnerships with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, other schools at UW-Madison, and UW Health.

Outdoor photo of Drs. Heather Bartlett and Ford Ballantyne

Above: Dr. Heather Bartlett, the founding director of the adult congenital heart disease fellowship program, and Dr. Ford Ballantyne, a founding father of the UW Health congenital heart service, are among your faculty mentors.

The Ways We Mentor You

Career Development

Pair with a faculty member to support your general career development during training and beyond. Career mentors provide guidance on building a CV and portfolio, applying to jobs, seeking out a career path in the field, and other general guidance as training progresses.

Quality Improvement

Participate in the Department of Medicine’s QI Curriculum for Fellowship and present at the UW Health QI Symposium.