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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Training Future Leaders in Clinical Cardiology

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is a comprehensive three-year program designed to generate future leaders in clinical cardiology. The fellowship is built on the foundation of a leading-edge medical school, top-tier research university and one of Central Texas’s largest hospital systems: Ascension Seton.

As a new medical school created in partnership with the community and built on the foundation of The University of Texas, Dell Med and its programs are committed to educating leaders to transform health and care. Notably, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is the first fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine and builds upon the foundation of the already strong Internal Medicine Residency training program that has existed for several decades.

The program provides a clinically rigorous curriculum in general cardiology followed by time in the second two years for electives and research. The training meets all the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Cardiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

The design of the program is to train clinically excellent cardiologists who provide personalized care to the patient, with commitment to research and ingenuity to the health care system.

Clay Cauthen, M.D., Program Director

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is housed within with Dell Med’s Department of Internal Medicine.

Training Facilities

Fellows train at Austin’s premier cardiology hospital — Ascension Seton Medical Center — and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Along with Dell Medical School, Dell Seton anchors Austin’s growing health district.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center is an epicenter for cardiac care in Austin with the largest left ventricular assist device, transplant and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation programs in Central Texas. The Ascension Seton Heart Institute offers some of the most advanced, comprehensive heart care in Central Texas. Cardiology specialists utilize the latest technology available to diagnose and treat all types of heart conditions.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton Medical Center is a 211-bed Level I trauma teaching hospital and is the primary home for the residency training programs for Dell Medical School. Operated by Ascension Seton, the medical center is part of a growing health district in downtown Austin and was recently named the one of the top 10 most socially responsible hospitals in America. Cardiology supports multiple subspecialty services in addition to the complex medical illnesses of the diverse patient population. From cardiac screening to emergency heart care, Dell Seton is focused on comprehensive cardiac care for Central Texas.

Southeast Health and Wellness Center.

The Southeast Health & Wellness Center owned and operated by Central Health and CommUnityCare is the result of a collaborative effort with the Southeast Austin community. Designed to serve Travis County residents who are uninsured and underinsured, the SEHWC is open to all members of the community. Specialty outpatient services include cardiology, pulmonology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology. The site hosts training programs and is an ambulatory training facility for the Internal Medicine Residency.

Austin outpatient clinic.

The Veterans Health Care System’s Austin Outpatient Clinic is an ambulatory facility providing services that include primary care, medical subspecialties, mental health, social work, rehab and dental care to veterans in Travis County. The clinic is part of the Central Texas VA and hosts the ambulatory training experience for a number of internal medicine residents, including the Primary Care track.

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