Why did you decide to come to University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center for your cardiovascular fellowship?
For multiple reasons including the wealth of opportunities for advanced training, the chance to use my Spanish language skills, the Arizona sunshine, and proximity to my in-laws. The University of Arizona has ACGME accreditation for two interventional cardiology fellows, one electrophysiology fellow, and one advanced heart failure and transplant fellow. As I entered fellowship unsure of exactly what my long-term career path would be, it was great knowing those opportunities were available and that others with expertise in those areas would be training me.
What do you enjoy most about this fellowship program?
The collegiality between co-fellows and with attending physicians. People are very approachable and affable while also having a high aptitude for complex academic and medical conversations.
What are your future plans and how is the fellowship program preparing you for your next chapter?
I'm currently applying for general academic cardiology positions with plans to take the echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, general and cardiac CT boards. The program has been extremely supportive in providing funding for study materials, adjusting the educational curriculum to the interests of the fellows, and providing adequate elective/selective time to meet the COCATs training requirements.