Hypertension and Vascular Biology Fellowship

Hypertension and Vascular Biology Fellowship

The objective of the Cedars-Sinai Research and Clinical Fellowship in Hypertension and Vascular Biology is to provide an experiential learning environment for obtaining research competency in translational research and clinical trials. The program is designed for a diverse group of physician-scientists who have completed their general medical training and are interested in pursuing one of the following medical subspecialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • General internal medicine

We believe that encouraging the fellow's potential to generate crucial medical evidence that supports practice decisions — rather than simply absorb the published evidence — is integral to optimizing treatment outcome and keeping pace with the increased prevalence of cardiovascular diseases.

The fellow is mentored in all aspects of a research project, including the following: critically appraising study designs, designing study protocols, implementing strategies for data collection and analysis and interpreting complex translational research data. The fellow is expected to build a high-quality research portfolio, including abstract presentations at national meetings, grant writing, and manuscript publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The fellow will be exposed to challenging cases of treatment-resistant primary hypertension and patients with secondary hypertension who are referred to our weekly Hypertension Clinic, staffed by faculty members of the Cedars-Sinai Hypertension Center.

This fellowship is for two years. At the end of the two-year program, the fellow gains sufficient clinical experience to sit in for the American Society of Hypertension qualifying examination in clinical hypertension. A third year is available for those who wish to devote an additional year to full-time research.

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Prerequisites:

The program looks for the following characteristics in prospective candidates:

  • Academic excellence
  • Productive research experience preferred
  • Keen interest in hypertension, vascular biology or health services/disparities research
  • Ability to work efficiency in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team setting

The candidate must have or be qualified to apply for an unrestricted California state medical license and Drug Enforcement Administration license prior to beginning the fellowship. The fellowship candidate must also successfully acquire medical staff privileges to start in the program. The fellowship—which is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)—allows continuous enrollment.

How To Apply:

To apply, the candidate will submit the following supporting documents:

  • CV (Including publications, honors and awards received)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) board certification or proof of board eligibility
  • Three letters of recommendation (must include a letter of recommendation from the residency program director)

Instructions for completing the application:

  • Please complete all sections
  • Attach additional sheet(s) if more space is needed to respond to any item
  • Label attached documents with the name of the program and the question number to which the attachment applies
  • Return completed application to:
    • Xenia Lovrekovic – Delic, Academic Coordinator
      Hypertension and Vascular Biology Fellowship
      Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      E-mail: [email protected]
      Fax: 424-315-2880
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