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.
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.
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
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
Only applicants with completed files by July 31 will be considered for an interview. Universal applications will not be accepted.
Fellowship Interviews are held annually for open positions the following year. Candidates can expect to interview with staff cardiologists, current fellows, and cardiology researchers. In addition to interviewing, candidates will receive a thorough overview of the program and tours of both Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.