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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program (Basic)

Application is conducted through ERAS; this is a two-step process. In order to actually apply to any programs, you must complete the second step.

  1. Enter ERAS application information anytime between July 1 and July 15. Documents will be accepted from ERAS only.

  2. Submit your ERAS application to the specific institution of your choice, i.e. the University of Virginia.  UVA begins reviewing applications as of July 15th and all interviews are conducted from August to October. 

These documents are required in the ERAS system before we will evaluate your application.

  • Common application form, personal statement, medical school transcript
  • Three required letters of recommendation: one from your program director and two others from your present institution, preferably one from a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Wallet-sized color photograph
  • USMLE transcripts
  • ECFMG status report (foreign medical graduates only)


We do accept J1 visas for our three-year clinical fellowships. In the past we have sponsored H1B visas, but the applicant must be extremely well-qualified. Applicants for our four-year program (two years clinical and two years research) must have their green card or US citizenship, since part of the funding comes from NIH grants.