Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship

The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is recruiting a senior fellow in cardiac intensive care medicine for a 1 year clinically oriented fellowship. The cardiac intensive care unit at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a unit with 34 beds with a acuity adjustable model. The multidisciplinary unit specializes in providing care to patients with congenital or acquired heart disease ranging in age from newborn to adults. There are over 1000 total admissions a year to the ICU, and the program supports one of the largest surgical and interventional cardiac catheterization services in the southeast.

This clinically oriented program is flexible enough to provide training to most subspecialists who contribute to the care of these patients, including board eligible or certified physicians in pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, neonatology, or anesthesiology. The fellowship is flexible and will be adjusted to provide maximum benefit to applicants from the various subspecialties. Rotations include cardiac critical care, cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, perfusion/cardiopulmonary bypass, electrophysiology, and palliative care.

Application Timeline

  • June 1, 2023:  Registration on PCICS website will open and common application form will be available. 
  • June 1, 2023 - July 1, 2023:  Applicants assemble their application materials, including recommendations.
  • July 1, 2023:  Programs Directors will accept completed applications for review.  Applicants should email materials to each program individually.
  • July - October 2023:  Programs will review applications and host interview days.
  • October 16, 2023:  Offer Day 1.  Programs will offer positions to candidates by email starting at 9 am PST / Noon EST. Candidates should provide commitment within 24 hours.  After initial offers, no additional offers will be made until Day 2.
  • October 17, 2023:  Offer Day 2.  Programs may offer remaining positions to candidates starting at 9 am PST / Noon EST. Offers may be made by email, phone, etc.  After initial contact, programs will continue to reach out to candidates to fill positions. 
  • November 2, 2023:  Position list.  Remaining training positions will be posted to the PCICS website.

Application requirements include the following:

  1. Registration questionnaire
  2. Common application form
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the director of your most recent/current fellowship training program or from the medical director at the institution you are currently practicing.
  5. Personal statement
  6. Copy of medical diploma
All application materials must be submitted to each program individually. Individual programs may request additional supplemental information from applicants. Interviews will be arranged by the individual programs. Please do not contact PCICS regarding the status of your application.