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Cardiovascular disease (internal medicine) programs with the most residency positions


In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of cardiovascular disease (internal medicine) residencies, we draw from the 1,231 first-year positions for cardiovascular disease (internal medicine) and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

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Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

A cardiovascular disease specialist is an internist who specializes in diseases of the heart and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heart rhythms.

Cardiovascular diseases is the medical subspecialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart and vascular system. Functions of a cardiovascular specialist include the management, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease, heart rhythm abnormalities, adult congenital heart disease and heart failure. Within the subspecialty, several sub-subspecialties, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and adult congenital heart disease, exist. In addition, specialists in cardiovascular diseases work closely with cardiothoracic surgery specialists.

  1. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program – 14 positions

  2. Emory University School of Medicine Program – 13 positions

  3. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program – 12 positions

  4. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program – 11 positions

  5. Duke University Hospital Program – 10 positions

  6. University of Pennsylvania Health System Program – 10 positions

  7. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program – 10 positions

  8. NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program – 9 positions

  9. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ProgramCleveland Clinic Foundation Program – 9 positions

  10. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program – 9 positions

  11. Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore) Program – 9 positions

  12. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Program – 9 positions

  13. Johns Hopkins University Program – 9 positions

  14. University of Minnesota Program – 9 positions

  15. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program – 9 positions