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The UCSF Echocardiography Fellowship Program is housed within the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory of the UCSF Medical Center located in the Moffitt-Long Hospital. Annually, the lab performs over 10,000 echocardiograms, including transthoracic, transesophageal and stress (exercise or pharmacologic) studies.

The Echocardiography Training program is affiliated with the clinical Cardiology Fellowship at UCSF, which is fully accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine. We offer a combined clinical and research fellowship in echocardiography. The primary aims of the program are to provide Level III training in echocardiography as outlined by the American Society of Echocardiography and to provide a sound basis in research. In general, these research projects follow the broader interests of the laboratory such as measurement of left ventricular volume and mass, transesophageal echocardiography, the noninvasive assessment of cardiac performance during exercise or pharmacologic intervention, coronary flow reserve, outcomes research, contrast and three dimensional reconstruction. The laboratory scientific/academic staff (research fellows, clinical fellows, research nurses, attendings and visiting scientists) is expected to participate vigorously in our research activities. A thorough curriculum, including academic conferences has been a tradition at UCSF.

We have a rotation schedule that favors either a one to two year commitment to the echocardiography training program with interspersed research blocks for focused echocardiography related projects. We have an exciting program and look forward to growing and training world-class non-invasive cardiologists.

Please send the application along with your curriculum vitae, your research interests, and letters of recommendation discussing your skills as a clinician, including letters from the program directors of your current and past training programs to:

Elyse Foster, MD
Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
505 Parnassus Ave., M314A
San Francisco, California 94143-0214

We are no longer accepting applications for 2014.

If you are interested in applying for 2015, please download the application for the Echocardiography Training Program for 2015.

The deadline for 2015 is November 1, 2014.

For more information about your current application status please contact:

Jonathan Leff

Please send application materials for 2014 to:
Susan Verde, Fellowship Coordinator
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0124
San Francisco, CA 94143-0124
Telephone: (415) 502-1115
Fax: (415) 502-8943
E-mail: sverde@medicine.ucsf.edu