The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan offers opportunities for an additional year of advanced training in various subspecialties. We are committed to continuing these advanced fellowships because of the increasing specialization and technical requirements for each sub-discipline, and our commitment to produce fully prepared, independent pediatric cardiologists across the full range of activities of our discipline. It is our intention to consider our own interested categorical fellows for this experience before considering external candidates. Nonetheless, acceptance into our standard 3-year fellowship does not guarantee an advanced 4th year position.
Advanced fellows are hired as University of Michigan Faculty Lecturers. Funding for our advanced fellowships is sourced by philanthropic support as well as Divisional and Departmental funds, and is assessed each year before the Division of Pediatric Cardiology can determine how many and in which disciplines the advanced positions will be available. Available positions are first offered to interested fellows in the University of Michigan Pediatric Cardiology fellowship. External applicants will be considered for any remaining positions.
The one exception to the above system is the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) advanced fellowship position at Michigan, which is an ACGME-accredited 2-year Fellowship. This fellowship position is filled through the NRMP Match and interested applicants should apply to our ACHD fellowship through the ERAS system.