Application Information

Eligibility Requirements

A major aim of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship is to offer comprehensive training that will prepare fellows for careers in either academic medicine or clinical practice. 

We offer one Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation fellowship positions 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 Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant and what you plan to do after fellowship.

How to Apply

Application to the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship: 

All applications to the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship Program 2020 – 2021 year should go through ERAS, starting June 7, 2019. The timeline for application for medical subspecialty fellowships has been modified. 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. 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). **Please have original, notarized or certified notarized original documents ready to be mailed, IF selected. Do not send prior to being selected.

VCU School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Box 980509
Richmond, VA 23298-0509
Phone: (804) 828-9726

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. **A copy of Virginia medical license (if you have one); ECFMG certificate; Certified original and or notarized copy of your J1 or green card; Certified original and or notarized copy of medical school diploma (and translation where applicable); and a fourth reference letter.

Our ideal candidate has completed three years of Residency in an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine in a university hospital and has completed an ACGME accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.

Application Timeline

We plan on interviewing applicants starting in August through September. We will begin to review applications on July 15 and priority will be given to applications that are complete.Our deadline for applications will be August 1.

Interview Information

Interview Days will be Mondays between August through September approximately 10:00 am to 3:00pm. This will include a meet and greet, a program overview, interviews with 3 faculty members and current fellow, lunch and a tour by current fellow and a wrap up with the Program Director.