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The UW Advanced Cardiac Imaging fellowship is a one-year training program. Our program accepts one fellow per year. Applicants who have completed general cardiology fellowship training are welcome to apply.

The major purpose of this fellowship training is to prepare individuals for careers in academic medicine. It is anticipated that at the end of their training, these highly qualified and skilled individuals will be able to launch on a productive research and clinical career. It is expected that fellows will achieve level III certification in echocardiography and either be eligible to become directors of echocardiography laboratories or to work as cardiac imagers and researchers in academic medical centers.

The curriculum is tailored to the background of the applicant, but opportunities will provide for advanced training in Transthoracic echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiography, Dobutamine and Exercise Echocardiography, Echocardiography lab operations, Echocardiography/POCUS in the developing world, Computed tomography, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Cardiac SPECT and PET imaging.

Fellows will be expected to participate in research and educational initiatives during their training.

List of ConferencesAdvanced Imaging Fellowship Image

  • Structural Heart Patient Care Conference
  • Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery  Multidisciplinary Case Conference
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Case Conference
  • Cardiac Imaging Lecture/Echo Case Review
  • Critical Care Echo Imaging Rounds
  • Multimodality Cardiovascular CT/MRI Case Review
  • Division Grand Rounds
  • Fellows Tutorials
  • Lab Operations Meetings
  • Quality Assurance Meetings
  • Echo Family Fued: sonographer vs. fellows
  • All UW Echo Party

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How to Apply

Submit the following documents:

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

Please send all documents as one PDF to:  kirkpatj@cardiology.washington.edu

*All applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program prior to Advanced Cardiac Imaging training.

*See the UW Visa policies

Letters of Recommendation

Please include a letter from:

  • 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. Letters should be emailed to:  kirkpatj@cardiology.washington.edu.

NOTE:  We are accepting application materials for the 2021-2022 Academic Year until September. For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, please submit required documents between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Commitment to Diversity

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We welcome and encourage applicants from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds, as this broadens and enriches the educational experience for our faculty and trainees, and the clinical care of our diverse patient population.

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  .