Emergency Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship


The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a one-year opportunity to hone skills in the management of critical cardiac diseases. We aim to develop unparalleled clinician educators with an expertise in cardiovascular emergencies. Graduates are well suited for a position in academics, clinical research, or directing a chest pain center. Our trainees have been recruited to join renowned institutions across the country and internationally.


Our program provides rigorous clinical training and robust exposure to a wide variety of cardiac conditions, including complex dysrhythmias, decompensated heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and advanced therapies such as inotropes and left ventricular assist devices. Fellows learn from and work alongside elite faculty, dividing  their clinical time between the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine. While working in the Emergency Department, the fellow functions independently, responsible for patient care while also supervising and teaching medical students and residents. During Cardiovascular Medicine blocks, the fellow serves as a first-year cardiology fellow, participating in rotations and didactics under the tutelage of board-certified cardiologists.

Sample EM/CVD Schedule
Cardiovascular ICU 
Emergency Medicine
Acute Heart Failure Service
Emergency Medicine
Cardiology Consults 
Emergency Medicine
Cardiac Surgery ICU 
Emergency Medicine


We are dedicated not only to developing stellar clinicians but also to fostering outstanding educators. Fellows will find numerous opportunities to participate in collaborative manuscript/textbook writing and editing, research, and audiocasting. Teaching opportunities are plentiful not only within the residency but also at the national and even the international level. Fellows receive priority for such academic opportunities. UMEM faculty have been the recipients of more than a dozen national awards for their commitment to innovation, academic development, and contributions to the literature, and the fellow will work with and learn directly from these faculty.


Candidates must be ABEM board eligible, or certified, before the July 1 fellowship start date.  


All EM/CVD fellowship applicants must submit a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation for review. Complete applications are reviewed yearly in the early fall. An offer is extended in late winter to one individual.