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The Mass General Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program was established in 2007 and has since developed into a robust clinical, research and educational program of national and international repute. This fellowship was built to provide focused, advanced training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women. The objectives of this one-year fellowship are:
  • To provide cardiovascular fellows with the skill sets necessary to engage in the expert of care of sex-specific disorders unique to women including ischemic heart disease, cardio-obstetrics, heart disease prevention, evaluation of the female athlete, evaluation of women undergoing cancer therapy, and counseling on the use of cardiometabolic hormones
  • To teach fellows the clinical and translational research skills necessary to embark on a career in this field
  • To develop leaders in the field


The following is required to enter the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program Fellowship:
  • Completion and passing of all three United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) steps. Canadian medical school graduates are exempt if they have passed similar exams in Canada.
  • Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • A full Massachusetts state medical license (limited license if on visa), if accepted into the program
  • A valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • J-1 visa for non-U.S. citizens (Please note, this is the only type of visa accepted)
  • Completion of a previous cardiology fellowship


The overall goal of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program (CWHHP) fellowship is to provide cardiovascular trainees with the clinical and research skill sets relevant to developing a career in this field. The fellowship attains these goals by providing the CWHHP trainee with:
  • Comprehensive, hands-on clinical exposure in the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Opportunities for rotations with maternal fetal medicine, fertility center, vascular medicine and others
  • Dedicated research mentoring
  • Participation in the educational rounds of the Mass General Cardiology division including: monthly CWHHP educational rounds, multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics meeting as well as weekly SCAD Team meetings. The fellow will be asked to present at a CWHHP CME course if occurring during their fellowship year.
  • The ability to understand the key components of developing a Women's Heart Health program

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV, a one-page personal statement and at least two letters of reference from a clinical and or research supervisor who know the applicant well. We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2023. Virtual interviews will be conducted in December 2023 and fellow identified no later than January 15, 2024.

Please submit applications (CV, three letters of reference, personal statement, and visa status, if applicable) to Program Manager Valerie DiStefano at vdistefano@mgh.harvard.edu. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply.