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Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine

The Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center is a three year program. Six fellows are chosen each year through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Cardiology fellowship applications are submitted to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application deadline is August 1st.

Training at an outstanding institution

UMass is a national leader in cardiovascular care according to many quality benchmarks and measures:

  • Named to the Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list
  • Named to Becker's Hospital Review 2016 edition of its 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs list
  • First hospital in Central New England to implant a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to reduce hospital admissions due to heart failure
  • Leading hospital in Central New England offering left atrial appendage occlusion, a non-drug option to reduce stroke in atrial fibrillation patients.  
  • One of just a few hospitals in Central New England to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for patients with severe aortic stenosis. 
  • Only hospital in MA to perform minimally invasive ablation procedure combining the best techniques of the EP and cardiac surgeon to restore the heart’s rhythm.
  • Recognized by US News & World Report as high performing in cardiac bypass surgery and heart failure
  • Among the top hospitals nationwide for coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery according to Consumer Reports.
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) awarded its highest designation, three stars, to our Cardiac Surgery Program for the following:
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
    • Aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR)
    • CABG plus AVR

Goals and highlights of the program 

Simply stated, our goal is to find the nation’s strongest medical residents and transform them into tomorrow’s leaders in academic and clinical cardiology. We believe that our program provides superb training in a supportive, collegial, and stimulating environment. Some of the highlights of the program include:

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • High procedural volume
  • Ambulatory experience in general cardiology and subspecialties, including adult congenital cardiology
  • Echocardiography and nuclear cardiology training that satisfies the requirements for certification by the National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board in Nuclear Cardiology
  • Dedicated rotation in vascular medicine
  • Advanced heart failure; implantable VADs starting in 2018.
  • Experience in advanced imaging (MRI/CT)
  • Diverse research opportunities 
  • Ample opportunities for teaching residents and medical students

Fellowship Location

The vast majority of our fellows’ time is spent at the main UMass Memorial Medical Center campus, known as the University campus, on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Worcester, which is the second largest city in New England, has a wealth of cultural activities and outstanding restaurants.

Our fellows spend one month practicing community cardiology at Health Alliance, a hospital located 20 miles north of Worcester. 


The Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine participates in the match program run by NRMP. All applications must be submitted through ERAS. The deadline for receiving application materials is August 1st. Please see FAQs for more information.