About the Program

The Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Fellowship Program offers two fully-funded, 24-month fellowship positions (one each year). The Schooler Family Foundation’s COACH Fellowship Program and hospital-based GME-funded fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is designed for those interested in a cardiovascular career specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease.


  • 24 months of ACHD training
  • Split between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Core ACHD curriculum and tailored pathways based upon the fellow's background and training, i.e., if background is pediatric cardiology, more time is dedicated to internal medicine cardiology; and if training is internal medicine cardiology, more time is dedicated to pediatric cardiology 
  • Curriculum based upon rotations and competencies approved by ABIM and submitted to ACGME
  • Fully funded MPH available during ACHD fellowship for those with particular research potential

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

  • MD or DO
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident or J1 Visa status
  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-accredited cardiology fellowship program by the time of entry

Application Dates

  • Start date: July 1, 2022
  • Application deadline: October 31, 2021

Application materials should include:

  • Application (PDF)
  • A complete CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE board score reports
  • Recent color photograph

To apply, mail or email your application and the above accompanying documents to the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Coordinator, Kathryn Newsome.

Mailing address:
Kathryn Newsome
Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Ave., Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43210