How to Register for a PAHV Fellowship

Apply for a one to six month training position with Prairie


All applications will be considered in the order they are received and according to availability of the fellowship duration requested.  All inquiries and applications should be forwarded to

It is required that applicants are currently in or have completed an accredited fellowship training program in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, or Cardiothoracic Surgery.  In order to apply please send an electronic version of your curriculum vitae, a statement describing your experience and expectations from the fellowship program, the duration of training you are requesting, and the approximate dates you would like to train to:

Malpractice Insurance Coverage:

All fellows are required to possess malpractice insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000 professional liability.  You will need to provide us with a certificate of insurance verifying coverage during your training.  In the event that your current provider will not extend coverage during your fellowship we can help you obtain coverage during your fellowship. Please click here to download an application.  For questions or assistance please contact

Illinois Physician License:

All fellows must obtain an Illinois Physician license prior to start date of their fellowship.  Applications for temporary or permanent Illinois Physician licenses can be downloaded from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website (  In typically takes up to 12 weeks to complete the licensing process.  For questions or assistance please contact

Saint John’s Hospital Credentials:

All fellows must become credentialed to practice at Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois; and a formal letter of request must be submitted in order to receive the St. John’s Hospital pre-application for appointment. We will facilitate the submission of this letter to the hospital on your behalf. Please contact her at to start the process, or if you have any additional questions. * Please note: There is a $250.00 fee associated with your application for appointment, which will be addressed once the application process has begun.

Prairie Advanced Heart & Vascular Fellowship Tuition

The tuition is $10,000 each month. A non-refundable deposit of $10,000 is required at the time of acceptance to secure your position. The remainder is due upon matriculation.

Your tuition payment should made out to Prairie Education and Research Cooperative and mailed to:

Prairie Advanced Heart & Vascular Fellowship
Attn: Krystal Geist
800 E. Carpenter Suite #62
Springfield, IL 62769

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Prairie Cardiovascular is a provider of cardiovascular health care and treatments in multiple locations throughout central Illinois. Our organization provides the best cardiologists in the state, with renowned surgical precision and professional advice on heart-related concerns. We test and medically treat for all common heart symptoms such as chest pains, hypertension, high blood pressure, murmurs, palpitations, high cholesterol, and disease. We have several locations including major cities such as Decatur, Carbondale, O'Fallon, and Springfield.