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For more information, please call (727) 588-5704 or email our Program Coordinator, Jessica Biarnes.

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How to Apply

  • ACGME: 1411114292
  • NRMP: 1981141F0

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About Our Program

The Largo Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

The Cardiology Fellowship at Largo Medical Center is designed to provide the trainee with high-quality instruction and experience in all aspects of general and selected specialty cardiovascular areas. The program is three years in duration.

Residents may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of general Internal Medicine Residency training.

The Base Training Institution is Largo Medical Center. Continuity outpatient clinic training is provided at the base teaching site as well as at affiliate sites (in the ambulatory care facilities of the attendings).

The program provides extensive participation in clinical cardiac patient care services across two medical campuses.

Fellows will be exposed to a variety of cardiac clinical settings including:

  • Diagnostic and interventional catheterization (including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker /ICF/atrial flutter and atrial fib ablations/arrhythmia management
  • Tilt table procedures
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Coronary artery bypass and cardiac valve surgery
  • the MAZE procedure

Clinical learning opportunities will be available on two campuses including Cardiovascular Services at Largo Medical Center which is certified as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

Mission Statement

The Largo Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

The Cardiology Fellowship at Largo Medical Center is designed to provide the trainee with high-quality instruction and experience in all aspects of general and selected specialty cardiovascular areas. The program is three years in duration.

Residents may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of general Internal Medicine Residency training.

The Base Training Institution is Largo Medical Center. Continuity outpatient clinic training is provided at the base teaching site as well as at affiliate sites (in the ambulatory care facilities of the attendings).

The program provides extensive participation in clinical cardiac patient care services across two medical campuses.

Fellows will be exposed to a variety of cardiac clinical settings including:

  • Diagnostic and interventional catheterization (including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker /ICF/atrial flutter and atrial fib ablations/arrhythmia management
  • Tilt table procedures
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Coronary artery bypass and cardiac valve surgery
  • the MAZE procedure

Clinical learning opportunities will be available on two campuses including Cardiovascular Services at Largo Medical Center which is certified as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

Get to Know the Team


Core Faculty

Ronald Walsh, DO
Program Director

Undergraduate: Alma College
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center
Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center

Jeffrey Steinhoff, MD, Associate Program Director

Jesse Klein, DO, Core Faculty Member

Timothy Jordan, DO, Core Faculty Member

Jeffrey Brumfield, MD, Core Faculty Member

Dennis Hall, MD, Core Faulty Member

Daniel Mauriello, MD, Faculty Member

Merrill Krolick, DO, Core Faculty Member

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

The core curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology COCATS training document.

The program is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at Largo Medical Center as well as affiliate institutions.

At the successful completion of the program, the fellow will have received adequate instruction and experience to qualify for Level 2* skills in general cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, stress testing, pacemaker implantation with follow-up, and basic nuclear cardiology and electrophysiology.

The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are molded after the core competencies in the COCATS document.

These didactics will be delivered through the cardiology lecture series presented by Faculty and Cardiology Fellows which include:

  • Weekly cardiac catheterization conferences
  • Cardiovascular conferences
  • Journal club, Braunwald/ACCSAP Study Group
  • Daily academic rounds on all rotations

Salary & Benefits Information

Salary

PGY4: 59,738

On-Call Meals: 950

Total: 60,688

PGY5: 62,254

On-Call Meals: 950

Total: 63,204

PGY6: 64,563

On-Call Meals: 950

Total: 65,513

Benefits

Health Insurance

Available with a cost share; optional family plan can be purchased.

Dental Coverage

Provided with minimal charge.

Basic Life Insurance

Provided at no cost; additional amounts may be purchased for resident or family.

Professional Liability Insurance

Provided at no cost.

Disability Insurance

Special portable anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost.

Vacation/Educational Leave

15 days paid vacation. PTO is utilized for vacation and sick days. Additional educational days are available and must be preapproved by the Program Director and be in accordance with GME policies and procedures.

FAQs

We prefer M.D/D.O/M.B.B.S from an approved school of medicine within two years of applying to the program. In addition, we prefer you to have passed USMLE Step I, Step II Clinical Knowledge, please reach out to the coordinator about score minimums. As well as to have passed Step II Clinical Skills Exam in first attempt by the time the rank order list is submitted at the end of interview season. We prefer COMLEX levels 1, 2 CE & PE scores of 500 or better. USMLE helpful but not required for osteopathic candidates. We accept all candidates through the NRMP match from accredited US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, and LCME accredited International Medical Schools. Candidates should be within 2 years of graduation from an LCME approved medical school or osteopathic school. Up to 5 years with advanced clinical experience, such as a prior internship or residency.
We will request a dean’s letter, your medical school transcript, a personal statement, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a headshot photograph, two letters of recommendation and your curriculum vitae.
We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our Matching process. All first-year positions are accepted through the ERAS and there are no pre-match positions. ERAS applications are accepted September 16th through December 15th each year. For information on ERAS, you may access their website at AAMC.
Research is an important part of our mission at the HCA/USF Morsani College of Medicine Largo Medical Center. There are numerous opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing projects through Largo Medical Center or a project of their own. Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Opportunities include the ability to present at Grand Rounds, publish manuscripts and present posters at local, regional or national conferences. For residents with a specific research interest, faculty mentorship is required to assist residents in completing the research process.

Information about other HCA GME programs can be found at HCA Healthcare.