As a three-year fellowship, the Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program accepts applications of residents who anticipate completion of an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine residency program. Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); no other applications are accepted. All applicants are expected to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine conducts three formal interview sessions each year, and seven positions at the PGY-4 level are filled from a pool of approximately 500 applicants. A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty members—including the Program Director—a personal statement, Dean's letter and transcript, USMLE board scores, and a completed application with a recent passport size photograph are required.
Please refer to the American Association of Medical Colleges for more information on the ERAS program and the documentation required for application.
International graduates must meet the requirements of the Graduate Medical Education Office at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, those established by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and the Immigration Services Office. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston requires international graduates to meet the terms for a Physician-in-training, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and sponsors only J-1 visas.
Applications and all supporting materials must be received through ERAS. The Cardiology Education Committee reviews complete fellowship applications in July and August. Interviews will be held on Thursdays and Fridays during August and September. Only the leading 60–70 applicants who are among the top in academic excellence, USMLE scores, and research interests are invited for a personal interview. The interview process is an important factor in the final selection, and also gives candidates the opportunity to visit The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and meet with faculty and fellows.
Questions regarding the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program should be directed to the Cardiology Education Office via telephone, 713.500.6577, or email.
Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.