The ACGME requires a minimum of six months research during the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program. As such, each fellow is expected to participate in active research projects during his/her fellowship. Ample opportunity is provided for such experience, beginning in the first year. Each year, fellows are expected to become more independent in their research, but always with the guidance of a mentor.
Fellows may choose any attending physician they wish for such guidance. The research environment at Hartford Hospital is extremely strong, with participation in both independent and multi-center research projects. The fellows are encouraged to participate in independent research during the fellowship years. Funding is available if necessary through the Research Administration at Hartford Hospital. During the second and third years, if research has progressed, the fellow is encouraged to submit abstracts for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology meetings, in addition to any relevant subspecialty meetings. If accepted, the fellow is expected to prepare the abstract for presentation and move towards manuscript preparation.