Overview

The advanced Adult Congenital Heart Disease fellowship is a two year training program offered jointly by the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The curriculum is designed to mirror the American Board of Internal Medicine recommended training so that graduates will be eligible to sit for the Board Examination in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

ACHD

The training program emphasizes both outpatient and inpatient care of adults with congenital heart disease. It is an integrated program between Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. Trainees gain experience in specialized ACHD care including the management of ACHD patients with arrhythmias, pregnancy, heart failure, those needing advanced heart failure therapy, cardiac and non-cardiac surgery. Fellows participate in research and educational initiatives during their training.

Our program accepts one to two senior fellows each year for a two year position. Applicants are welcome through either adult or pediatric cardiology training pathways and the curriculum is tailored to the background of the applicant.

Other non-ACHD faculty from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's are integrally involved in ACHD Fellowship training.

How to Apply

Two positions are available every July 1. Applications will be accepted:  July 1 – September 30 on ERAS only. Applications will be reviewed in October, and you will be contacted if you are invited for an interview.

*All applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program or Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship prior to ACHD training.

Submit the following documents:

1. Curriculum vitae
2. Research Experience
3. Personal Statement 
4. USMLE Transcript (Steps 1-3)
5. Dean’s Letter
6. Medical School Transcripts
7. ECFMG Certificate and Visa Status if applicable*
8. Summative Evaluation from IM Residency and Cardiology Fellowship (if already graduated)

*Click here to see the UW Visa policies

Letters of Recommendation

The following LORs must also be uploaded on ERAS:

  • A letter from your Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

  • Two letters from research mentors and/or cardiology faculty 

​Letters should address your clinical skills, research experience, and potential for an academic career. 

University of Washington Hiring Policies

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at 206-685-1397 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264/FAX, or email at dso@u.washington.edu.

Feel free to visit UW GME for more information on our programs.

Link to University of Washington Equal Opportunity Employment Information:
https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/equal-opportunity-and-accommodation-statements

Diversity and Inclusion

The UW Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing recruitment and support of trainees from groups underrepresented in medicine.  We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, as this broadens and enriches the educational experience for all our faculty and trainees.

Life in Seattle

ACHD Walk for 1 in 100 with ACHD faculty, staff and family members.

ACHA 1 for 100 Walk Heart Institute group

Situated in the glorious Pacific Northwest, Seattle experiences warm summer days with low humidity and average summer temperatures in the mid 70s.  Misty rain keeps our winters temperate and our green space vibrant. Seattle’s music, food (and coffee!) scenes are diverse with many choices for the discerning connoisseur.  For avid sports fans, Seattle is home to the 2014 Super Bowl Champions – Seahawks, the 2019 Major League Soccer Cup winners – Sounders, the 2018 WNBA champs – Seattle Storm, and a new major NHL franchise – the Seattle Kraken.  

For the adventurous, outdoor life thrives, with access to hundreds of hiking trails within a short drive from the city.  For longer jaunts, Seattle is situated between the San Juan Islands and several National Parks (the Olympic Mountains, the North Cascade Mountains, and Mount Rainier) for activities throughout the year.