The Department of Medicine offers a 36-month fellowship in clinical cardiology to residents who have completed 3 years of training in an accredited internal medicine program. This fellowship is part of the residency program in adult cardiology at Université de Montréal and meets the minimum training requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Internal Medicine's certification in Interventional Cardiology.
This training includes extensive exposure to multiple cardiovascular pathologies, and rotations are assigned based on the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This means that candidates take rotations in the coronary unit, cardiac intensive care, general cardiology units, emergency department, ambulatory clinics, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology, hemodynamics, congenital cardiology, stress testing, nuclear medicine, and more. Candidates must also participate in all academic and scientific activities of the residency program in adult cardiology at Université de Montréal.
During the fellowship, you will be conducting clinical exams and procedures on patients, which means you will have to obtain privileges as a fellow.
To obtain these privileges, you must meet the following conditions:
• Have a grant from a recognized agency, as positions are reserved solely for grant holders. This grant must be a minimum of C$40,000 per year. To obtain funding, candidates should apply for grants from recognized agencies. Different departments at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) offer scholarships; however, these scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.
• Have very good knowledge of French. The MHI is a Francophone hospital and all clinical activities are conducted in French. The patients are Francophone, progress notes are written in French, and all meetings are held in French.
• Pay the tuition fees charged by Université de Montréal.
• Hold a specialist's certificate that allows you to practise medicine in your country.
• Have a letter of recommendation from the dean of the faculty of medicine where you are taking or where you finished your specialty as well as a letter of recommendation from the dean of the faculty of medicine at Université de Montréal.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application at least 18 months in advance, as the process to become a fellow is quite long.
For more information about this process, please consult the Université de Montréal website.Apply