Heart and Vascular Institute – Professional Education
Training and supporting doctors and other health professionals is one way Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute serves the community and nation.
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Fighting heart disease within a community calls for a coordinated, targeted effort. Sharing knowledge, information and resources is critical to maintaining a well-informed and proactive force of physicians and health care professionals.
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute's educational programs offer learning opportunities about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Our programs are designed for:
- Referring health care providers
- Future subspecialists
- Future doctors
- Allied health professionals
To encourage robust discussion and a diverse mix of experience and perspective, we offer programs for physicians from different backgrounds and areas to come together. We cover the latest treatment methods for specific conditions and outcomes.
Residencies and Fellowships
Vascular Surgery Residency
The Division of Vascular Surgery at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has had long history of training vascular surgery fellows for past few decades. In October 2009, RRC approved our institution for an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency. This five-year comprehensive clinical training program in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery matches medical students directly into Vascular training. Twenty-four months of General Surgery and 36 months of Vascular Surgery are incorporated over the five years. The program is based at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with electives available to rotate with Division faculty at Mount Nittany Medical Center. A complete schedule of didactic sessions and clinical conferences supplements the patient care and research activities of the Vascular Surgery Service. One trainee is accepted each year into the program. Since its inception, we have matched our top choice candidates every single year. Our first integrated vascular surgery resident graduated in June 2016.
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits two fellows per year.
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a three-year, ACGME-approved program that admits five fellows per year.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.
Penn State College of Medicine provides a wide range of medical student education programs in both the pre-clinical and clinical years of training.
The Department of Surgery offers both third-year clerkships as well as fourth-year electives and acting internships. Elective information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Heart and Vascular Institute Continuing Education
A variety of heart and vascular continuing education programs are held throughout the year. When available, registration links will appear below.