The Jefferson/Reading Cardiology Track Fellow will receive 24 months of training at Jefferson University Hospital and 12 months of training at Reading Hospital and affiliated sites.
Like the core Jefferson fellowship experience, the Reading experience emphasizes a strong working relationship between faculty and the Cardiology fellow. At both sites, patient care is a direct 1:1 supervised relationship between the cardiology fellow and faculty physician. Key teaching faculty are selected at both sites for their interest and skill in teaching. The dual track exposes the fellow to the clinical experience of a university hospital, with a strong focus on teaching and research, as well as a highly functioning academic independent medical center with a distinctive population of patients. The Reading track offers multiple opportunities to participate at the initial point of care for a broad spectrum of cardiovascular conditions. The combined experience provides an opportunity for the fellow to be a central figure in collaborative educational, process improvement, and clinical research programs between Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Reading Hospital.
Reading Hospital offers a distinctive training environment for the Cardiology fellow. Training at Reading Hospital and its peripheral sites provides the fellow with experience in the care of patients from rural, as well as suburban and urban settings. The institution serves a broad demographic, including a large Latino population. The fellow will have access to a host of patients with newly diagnosed cardiac conditions, providing an opportunity for acute management at first point of medical contact. The fellow will receive training by key faculty role models skilled in a successful private practice, strongly focused on an evidence-based, highly efficient, patient-centered model of care.
Eric Elgin, MD
Cardiology Fellowship Site Director