Vascular Medicine Training Program - Application and Requirements
Physicians with an MD, DO, or MD/PHD are potentially eligible to apply. Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals or must be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-155 or other legal verification of such status).
The Candidate cannot have been a Principal Investigator on an R01 or R21 award or on a component project of a Program Project (P01), Center grant (P50, P60, or U54), mentored career development (K-series) grant, or other equivalent research grant award. Candidates may have had support on a NRSA grant (F or T) or NIH small grant (R03).
Positions will be available to physicians who have completed residency training and wish to begin a Post Graduate fellowship. Junior faculty in disciplines related to vascular medicine, including cardiology, vascular surgery, general internal medicine, radiology, hematology, neurology, rheumatology, and nephrology are also eligible to apply. Trainees who are embarking on a Post-Graduate Year 4 will typically have completed residency training in internal medicine, family medicine, or preventive medicine. Junior faculty must commit a minimum of 75% effort to the program.
Completed applications include an application form, letters of reference from three faculty members with whom the applicant has worked, and a one page personal statement. The personal statement should include a description of short-term and long-term goals and should state how training in Northwestern University’s vascular medicine training program will help the applicant attain these goals. Application materials should be addressed to the program director, Dr. Mary McDermott at the following address:
Mary M. McDermott, MD
Vascular Medicine Training Program
Attention: Shilpa Shankar
750 North Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Applicants will be selected for interviews based on their application. Applicants will be interviewed by the program directors and selected members of the Program’s Advisory Board.
Selection of trainees will be determined by the program directors and the Advisory Board based upon the following:
1. The quality of the candidate’s academic and clinical record.
2. Commitment to a career in clinical investigation in vascular medicine.
3. Personality and interests suggesting likely success as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
4. (for junior faculty): The applicant department’s commitment to the scientific development of the candidate and assurances that the department intends the trainee to commit a minimum of 75% effort each year to the vascular medicine training program.