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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Applicant Information

Program Goals

The overall goal of the Cardiology Fellowship is to provide broad training in the disciplines of cardiology, focusing on the general competencies put forth by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The primary goal of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is to train future leaders in the field of interventional cardiology. The fellowship program provides the opportunity to acquire procedural expertise:

Educational Objectives

It is our desire that you become a competent, well-rounded interventional cardiologist who will provide quality patient care in whatever area you choose to practice.  It requires a combined effort of hard work and a desire to learn on your part as well as stimulation and careful supervision on the part of the faculty.

The duration of the fellowship is 12 months.  All fellows completing Interventional Cardiology Fellowship training should have the clinical skills and overall medical competence necessary for certification of their clinical competence to the American Board of Internal Medicine, should demonstrate moral and ethical behavior, and should have a reasonable expectation of passing the certifying examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Program Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Interventional Cardiology fellowship training program. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program  (NRMP) and is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (Program ID 1414821121— July Application Cycle).

There are certain eligibility criteria which must be met to apply for the Interventional Cardiology fellowship training program:

  • Must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS) and must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Be of good professional character with at least three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications
  • Graduate of a U.S, or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited three-year internal medicine residency training program and three-year cardiology fellowship training program.
  • Our program only sponsors J-1 visa
  • Completion and pass all three U.S. Medical Licensing Examination  (USMLE) steps
  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), grades in preclinical or clinical courses, letters of recommendation, communication skills, and personal qualities
  • The department does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran status
  • Interviewing is conducted during the months of January and February.

One fellow is selected from a highly competitive field of applicants for the training program. The fellow is selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills, intellectual and humanistic qualities, personal attributes (such as motivation and integrity), preparedness, and their ability to benefit from the program. These qualities may be accessed through the review of academic records, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and other means, including interviews.

Applications will be accepted through January 15. Interviews will be scheduled based on review by the program director and interventional faculty.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Scott Shurmur, MD, FACC

Fellowship Program Director

Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Contact

Theresa Condez
Fellowship Coordinator
3601 4th St.  MS 9410
Lubbock, TX  79430

Application Check List 

  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS Addendum Form (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (in chronological order with no gaps)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Notarized copy of Diploma (only needed upon invitation for interview)
  • Program Director's Letter/Certification (if had previous residency training in the U.S.)
  • Copy of State License (if applicable)

IMG (International Medical Graduates) Additional Requirements

  • Only accepts J-1 Visa
  • No US clinical experience required but is preferred
  • Must have ECFMG certificate at interview
  • Clerkship Affidavit (only needed upon interview invitation)
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (required BEFORE invited for interview)
  • Authorization form for confirmation of ECFMG certification (only needed at interview)

TTUHSC does not accept H-1 Visas


  • Paid Health/Dental/Life/Disability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • 15 Days Paid Vacation per year (non-accruable)
  • 12 Days Paid Sick Leave per year (accruable)
  • 10 Days Paid Educational Leave per year (non-accruable)
  • Stipend--Funds will accrue throughout the year and will be allowed to be carried over from year to year

      PGY VII      $1,000.00/year

  • Paid ACLS Course: renewals.