Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Program Highlights

Program Overview

Integrated in 2010, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship provides learners one-on-one training with globally and nationally recognized, board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons over their three years in the program.

Led by Samir Pancholy, MD, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is designed to prepare superior and compassionate cardiologists to serve their community. Much like our residencies, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship differs from other programs by training aspiring cardiologists in community-based settings, while immersing them in a variety of organizational cultures, electronic medical record systems and new team dynamics.

The Wright Center’s partnerships with a variety of regional training environments — including the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Commonwealth Health System and Geisinger — have made the goal of creating a pipeline for physician renewal in Northeastern Pennsylvania a reality. This cardiology program is vital to the health of our area, with many of our learners choosing to care for patients in private practice or within one of the region’s various hospital systems after completing a fellowship with The Wright Center.

Under our distinguished faculty’s guidance, our fellows acquire and hone the knowledge and skills needed to provide state-of-the-art cardiac care, all while advancing the discipline in their own research projects and practice. Rotations include cardiac consultation, cardiac care unit, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular surgery and research.

Elective time is allocated to fulfill desired Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS) requirements. The majority of our fellows in this program finish with board certification in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship recently received a ACGME 6-Year Continued Accreditation. With this accreditation, our program will now transition to the Next Accreditation System (NAS) with a Self-Study Visit to occur in 2019.

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  • "I chose The Wright Center because of its commitment to serving the underserved in the changing healthcare climate. My program positions me perfectly to address the needs in my community."
  • "At The Wright Center, I can strike a balance between work and family life. I feel I have become part of the community."
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