June 29, 2022
Training Cardiac Specialists
Dr. Lee Learman spearheads graduate medical education at FAU.

Cardiac Care

Training Cardiac Specialists

With its first university-sponsored fellowship last year, Florida Atlantic University's med school chose to train cardiovascular specialists.

Mike Vogel | 12/27/2018

“Training the next generation of cardiologists is critical to addressing the immense and growing need for this specialty both locally and nationally,” says med school dean Dr. Phillip Boiselle.

Florida, according to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges, has 1,646 cardiovascular disease doctors, or one for every 12,523 Floridians. Nearly half of those doctors are 60 or older.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s FAU Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship welcomed its first two fellows in July. Based at Tenet HealthCare’s Delray Medical Center, their number will grow to six fellows over time.

Over their three years in the program, the fellows will do rotations in Delray Medical’s cardiac intensive care unit and other cardiac care units, a catheterization lab and train in stenting, aneurysm repair and other care.

“Our first fellowship at Florida Atlantic University is the continuation of our commitment to train and retain highly skilled physicians in this region as well as in Florida,” says Dr. Lee Learman, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and academic affairs at FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, who spearheads graduate medical education for the med school.

“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Florida and claimed nearly 46,000 lives in 2016 alone. Working together with our partners at Delray Medical Center, our fellowship program will create expert cardiologists to address physician workforce needs in Florida and the nation.”

 

Read more in the January issue.

Select from the following options:

EXISTING
DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBERS

Access Article Now!

DIGITAL
SINGLE
ISSUE

Get a single DIGITAL copy of this issue

$4.95

PRINT
SINGLE
ISSUE

Get a single PRINT copy of this issue

$4.95
plus $3 postage & handling

PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

One year in PRINT

$14.98*
plus a FREE gift!

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

One year DIGITAL

$14.98*
plus a FREE gift!

ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION

One year Combo
PRINT + DIGITAL

$24.95*
plus a FREE gift!


CURRENT  PRINT  SUBSCRIBERS

If you are already a print subscriber,
ADD DIGITAL EDITION ACCESS
to your existing subscription here!
(or call our office at 727-892-2643)

* offer valid for new subscribers only

Tags: Healthcare, Economic Backbone, Cardiac Care

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

3.1 million cars on Florida roads have open recalls
3.1 million cars on Florida roads have open recalls

With July Fourth holiday travel just days away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Carfax are alerting Florida vehicle owners of open recalls that need to be taken care of, most free of charge.

Video Picks | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Have your summer travel plans changed as a result of inflation?

  • No, the vacation is still on!
  • Yes, it got too expensive to plan!
  • Yes, I'm now doing a staycation
  • Saving up for next year
  • I don't have any summer travel plans
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2022 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.