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Fellowship Application Information

Application procedures

  • Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an ACGME-accredited residency in pediatrics. Applicants must be board certified/board eligible in general pediatrics with the American Board of Pediatrics by July of the year they would begin fellowship.
  • Foreign trained applicants: Foreign trained applicants must hold or convert to a J1 visa.
  • Application submission: Applications and supporting documents should be submitted through ERAS. Applications are accepted until Nov. 1.
  • Match: We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants register with the NRMP directly. We accept two fellow pers academic year.

Application components

  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation (LOR): Three LORs are required; a maximum of four will be accepted. One LOR must be submitted by the applicant's residency program director or department chair. One LOR must be submitted by a pediatric cardiologist who has worked with the applicant for a sufficient duration to provide a meaningful evaluation. The other LOR(s) may come from any physician the applicant chooses. Each referee must complete the ERAS Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Evaluation Form (also available through ERAS). LORs are to be submitted via the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal.
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school dean's letter
  • Copies of USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of immigration visa (if applicable)

Application timeline and important NRMP/ERAS dates

  • Early July: Applications open in ERAS (navigate to link for timeline)
  • Nov. 1: UMMC deadline for application completion
  • August-November: UMMC interview period
  • September-December: Important NRMP dates (navigate to link for timeline)