A Message from our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. Here at UT Health San Antonio we take great pride in our teaching program and are firmly committed to the highest standards for education and clinical care. The success of our program is due in large part to our educational philosophy that makes teaching our highest priority. We recognize and try to meet the individual needs of each house officer. With this individualized approach we have successfully placed our fellows in highly competitive Interventional Cardiology Fellowships, academic medicine careers, and urban and small-town practices.
We practice in two hospital settings with complementary patient populations, thus, increasing patient diversity without over-burdening fellows with multiple hospital systems to master. These two hospitals are attached by a covered walkway keeping our fellows in close contact with each other throughout the training experience. Our two hospital systems are fiscally strong and allow us to remain a program large enough to provide excellent fellow diversity, but small enough to provide a personalized approach to fellowship training.
Our learning climate is open and encourages the full growth potential of each trainee. Faculty, fellows, residents, and students work together with staff at both hospitals as teams are fully engaged in learning and the care of our patients. The night float system and a rotating weekend on-call schedule in the critical care unit gives fellows adequate clinical experience while allowing them sufficient time off. Pre-set admission limits are strictly enforced at both hospitals.
Teaching each week includes formal didactic sessions, attending rounds, journal club, clinicopathologic conferences, EKG/Echo/CTA conferences, board reviews, and non-invasive/invasive Cardiology conferences. We strive to make conferences and learning groups interactive and engaging to maximize their learning value.
We attract candidates from across the nation with competitive academic records who are enthusiastic about Cardiovascular Disease and looking for a supportive program in which to flourish. If you are looking for a friendly and supportive training environment that will allow you to reach your full potential, we invite you to visit us for a closer look.
Steve C. Tsai, M.D., FACC