Medical school programs are available across the country. Cardiology residencies and fellowships can be found at select teaching hospitals.
10 Schools with Cardiology Programs
These ten schools provide medical training for aspiring cardiologists:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, WV||4-year, Public||$27,405 in-state, $54,783 out-of-state|
|Duke University||Durham, NC||4-year, Private||$53,575|
|Medical University of South Carolina||Charleston, SC||4-year, Public||$33,388 in-state, $59,852 out-of-state|
|University of California - San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||4-year, Public||$32,751 in-state, $44,996 out-of-state|
|Stanford University||Stanford, CA||4-year, Private||$52,491|
|University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA||4-year, Private||$52,210|
|University of Texas||Dallas, TX||4-year, Public||$17,913 in-state, $31,013 out-of-state|
|University of Nebraska||Omaha, NE||4-year, Public||$28,482 in-state, $70,850 out-of-state|
|University of Illinois||Chicago, IL||4-year, Public||$35,442 in-state, $72,442 out-of-state|
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||4-year, Public||$32,744 in-state, $45,000 out-of-state|
Source: U.S. News & World Report
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School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for cardiology schools:
- Students should ensure that prospective programs are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
- Students may want to consider medical schools that offer cardiology training through clinical rotations.
- Individuals with a strong interest in research may want to choose medical schools that are well-established as research institutions.
Medical School Programs
Medical school trains students to understand the human body, identify diseases and provide treatments. Clinical rotations and electives train students to apply textbook knowledge to real-world hospital settings. Coursework includes a variety of medical and science topics.
Cardiology Residency Programs
Residency programs are several years in length and include clinical and didactic training. Individuals in these programs spend significant time working with patients under the supervision of experienced cardiologists. Residents receive stipends while in training, as well as other benefits, like sick and professional leave.
Fellowships are intensive programs that allow individuals greater independence with patients, as well as opportunities to perform research. These programs include intensive training, especially during the first years. Entry to these programs is often competitive; only a few applicants are granted admission.
In preparation to become a cardiologist, students can enroll in medical school at a well-respected institution and then complete residency and fellowship programs.