Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Cardiovascular disease fellowship at Scripps

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Faculty

Cardiovascular disease fellowship at Scripps

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic offers a unique opportunity to train with outstanding clinicians, clinical trialists and basic scientists.

Our competitive, three-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We receive more than 360 applications every year for three fellowship positions.

Our institution places a great value on our fellows and their education and we are fortunate to match with some of the brightest and most promising physicians in the country. 

Program highlights

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic trains top candidates to become leaders in cardiovascular medicine. Program highlights include the following:

Unique training opportunities

The Scripps cardiovascular disease fellowship provides a balance between clinical exposure and research. Our unique training opportunities include:

Small program, high volume

We offer a small program at a medium-sized institution with high volume. Those ratios work in the fellows' favor. 

Most fellowships allow motivated fellows to become Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATs) Level 2 in at least two of the following: nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and diagnostic angiography. At Scripps, our high clinical volume and high volume/fellow ratio allows our fellows to become Level 2 in each of the above just by showing up to their rotations.

Note from the program director

Every June, we see three fellows graduate from our program and it is bittersweet, like sending your kid off to college. On one hand, we will miss these people with who have been part of our daily lives for three years and who have become like family. However, we also feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction. We feel pride in type of doctors we are sending into the world. These fellows go on to be future leaders in their fields and clinicians so outstanding we would be happy for them to take care of our own family. We feel satisfaction because we have spent three years setting them up for success and launching them towards their future goals.

No sooner than we finished waving our goodbyes than we turn around to welcome three new fellows and begin the process of mentorship and education again. These fellows are attracted to Scripps Clinic’s outstanding faculty, the division’s excellent educational curriculum, and the opportunity to care for a diverse pathology. We offer fellowship candidates a unique balanced opportunity to train outstanding clinicians, clinical trial-ists, and basic scientist.

We hope the information we provide gives you an overview of our training program. As you consider your choice in fellowship programs, we hope that you will consider the unique opportunities we have here at Scripps.


Malhar Patel, MD

Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program 

Scripps Clinic

How to apply

Please contact Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply to the program beginning in July. The deadline for completed applications is annually on August 1.

Timeline, eligibility and selection

Application timeline

  • Application start: July 2018
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Interviews: September and October 2018
  • Rank list: November 2018
  • Match: December 2018

Eligibility criteria

  • MD or DO
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident. We are not accepting applicants with a J1 or H1B Visas at this time.
  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine residency program by the time of entry

Selection criteria

Three fellows are selected from a highly competitive field of applicants for our training program. Fellows are selected based on their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, intellect, humanism, motivation and integrity. These qualities are assessed through a review of the academic record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and interviews. 

Selection of fellows will not discriminate with regard to age, gender, nation of origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.