Cardiology Fellowship Applicant Information
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 program is dedicated to excellence in all areas of academic medicine. We are passionate about providing trainees with a broad range of exposure to Cardiovascular Disease in the inpatient and outpatient settings and to develop the multidisciplinary skills needed to provide comprehensive care. The training guidelines from the ACGME are the basis for our curriculum and are reflected in the goals and objectives of the various rotations through which the residents rotate. All fellows completing Cardiology fellowship training should have the clinical skills and overall medical competence necessary for certification of clinical competence by 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.
Thank you for your interest in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Cardiovascular Disease 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 Cardiovascular 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 internal medicine residency three-year training program
- Board-eligible in internal medicine by time of fellowship appointment
- Our program only sponsors J-1 visa (if you are a J-1 visa holder, you must be eligible for three years of training at the beginning of the fellowship)
- All applicants must have taken and passed USMLE Part 1 and 2 (on first attempt); we prefer Part 3 at time of interview, but it is not required
- 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 September and October
- 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 Visa
- 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 Educational Leave per year (non-accruable).
- Stipend--Funds will accrue throughout the fellowship and will be allowed to be carried over from year to year.
- Paid ACLS Course: renewals.