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Fellows in Cardiovascular Disease are expected to participate in scholarly effort as part of their training. Towards this end, we provide six months of protected research time as a minimum, and we provide faculty mentorship in guidance of this experience. The six months generally occur in two blocks of three months. Fellows are expected to identify a faculty mentor at the end of their first year of fellowship training and are asked to work with that mentor towards identification of a scholarly project with concrete goals and objectives.

After the first three months there is an interval evaluation to assure that appropriate milestones are being met. There is substantial support for research methodology and statistical analysis within the Division and the School of Medicine. Fellows are expected to present their scholarly effort to their peers and the faculty at Cardiology Grand Rounds. Our fellows have been very successful in these scholarly activities. 

Each year, at our end of year banquet, we honor one fellow with an award for outstanding scholarship, named for one of our prior faculty members, Dr. Nathan H. Carliner. A plaque resides within the Division of Cardiology commemorating this event.