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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at Saint Luke's Hospital is an accredited, one-year training program. Fellows spend at least a year rotating on the arrhythmia services of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.

Program description

The program offers:

  • A collegial working relationship with a dedicated team of academically trained electrophysiologists and specially trained EP nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Access to a major cardiac tertiary care facility, performing more than 40 heart transplants and 20 LVAD insertions a year
  • A strong academic research program, including a robust outcomes research division that is involved in over 15 active EP research investigations
  • Experience in fellowship training—the program was established over two decades ago

In the program, fellows learn to diagnose and manage arrhythmic disorders and symptoms, including:

  • Noninvasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • Pacemaker, ICD, and CRT implantation and follow-up
  • Laser lead extraction

Qualified trainees may also apply for an optional research program that includes 18 months of clinical duties and at least six months of research.

Clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellows at Saint Luke's Hospital are associated with the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Duties

Fellows practice primary patient care under the direct supervision of the attending faculty. They receive increasing responsibility and autonomy throughout the year. 

Fellows work with patients who have a broad range of cardiac electrophysiology disorders. Fellows' responsibilities include:

  • Getting patient histories
  • Conducting physicals
  • Formulating diagnoses and differential diagnosis
  • Ordering diagnostic studies
  • Developing and implementing therapeutic plans
  • Ordering medications and consultations

Read the full curriculum (PDF)

Requirements

To enter the program, you must:

  • Have obtained an M.D. or D.O. degree
  • Have a permanent license to practice medicine in the State of Missouri
  • Be a member in good standing of the Internal Medicine Residency Program of the University of Missouri–Kansas City School Of Medicine

Program Directors

Brian M. Ramza, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director
Sanjaya Gupta, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Applications/Interviews

Applications are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from July 1 – Sept 10. Applying for multiple tracks is possible through ERAS but please apply only to the track(s) you are interested in, and for which you think you have the qualifications and truly want to be considered. 

If, during the application/interview process, it becomes clear that another track is most appropriate, requests to switch tracks will be considered.

We encourage applicants to contact the program if they have questions about which track is most appropriate for them.

A complete application will include the following documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Photograph
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • MSPE (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or prior Residency Program Director

Interviews are held in October.  The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).