Application Information

Eligibility Requirements

A major aim of the Electrophysiology fellowship is to offer comprehensive training that will prepare fellows for careers in either academic medicine or clinical practice.

We offer one to two EP fellowship positions alternating each year.

  1. Fellows must have U.S. citizenship or a permanent or J1 Visa. YOU MUST POSSESS YOUR PERMANENT OR J-1 VISA AT THE TIME OF YOUR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION. H-1 Visa will NOT be considered.
  2. Graduates of foreign (not U.S. or Canadian) medical schools should have three years of residency in internal medicine in the primary hospital of a university medical school in the U.S. or Canada and be on track to complete an ACGME accredited Cardiology Fellowship.
  3. Personal statements should provide background information about you. We are interested in knowing why you have chosen Electrophysiology and what you plan to do after fellowship.

How to Apply

All applications to the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program should go through ERAS. Starting in 2019, the timeline for application for medical subspecialty fellowships has been modified. The NRMP match for fellowships will move from June of the R2 year to December of the R3 year. Unfortunately, ERAS has not changed their application timelines and will not open for applications until June 7. This will leave very little time for completion of applications, review of applications, and selection of applicants for interviews.

Any interested applicants are urged to start their application process early. Requests for USMLE reports, reference letters, and other supporting documentation should be ready for submission on June 7 when you receive your applicant number from ERAS. We would recommend to applicants that they have all of the information required for the ERAS application form ready for submission on June 7. When reference letters are requested, we recommend that faculty members be notified that their letters should be ready for submission to ERAS on June 7, if possible.

*** The majority of the documents described in “Required Documents” are required by ERAS. However, ERAS will not scan several of the documents that we require, i.e. social security card, copy of Virginia medical license (if you have one), ECFMG certificate; copy of your J1 or green card; medical school diploma (and translation where applicable). Mail all documents to:

VCU School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Box 980509
Richmond, VA 23298-0509
Phone: (804) 828-9726
Email: imfellowships@vcuhealth.org

Required Documents

All applicants must apply through ERAS and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Along with your application, we require several documents that ERAS does not scan.

They are:

  • a copy of Virginia medical license (if you have one);
  • ECFMG certificate;
  • copy of your J1 or green card;
  • medical school diploma (and translation where applicable); and a fourth reference letter.
  • Social Security number/card.

Our ideal candidate has completed three years of Residency in Internal Medicine in a university hospital.

*** The majority of the documents described in “Required Documents” are required by ERAS. However, ERAS will not scan several of the documents that we require, i.e. social security card, copy of Virginia medical license (if you have one), ECFMG certificate; copy of your J1 or green card; medical school diploma (and translation where applicable). Mail all documents to (if selected for fellowship):

VCU School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Box 980509
Richmond, VA 23298-0509
Phone: (804) 828-9726
Email: imfellowships@vcuhealth.org

Application Timeline

We plan on interviewing applicants during July through September for positions starting in 2020. Applications will be accepted beginning in July 15, 2019. Interviews are granted and positions offered on a rolling basis.

Interview Information

Interview Days begin from approximately 07:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You have the option to stay longer and observe in the lab. This will include EP Core Conference, interviews with 6 faculty members, the current EP fellows, the Program Director, and the Division Chair. There will be opportunities to stay in the lab to observe cases.