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Potential applicants to Rush University Medical Center's cardiovascular disease fellowship program should note that eligibility requires a minimum of three years of medical training in the United States, of which at least two should be a residency in internal medicine. Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine at the time of starting fellowship in cardiology.

Rush University Medical Center is a participant in the National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) computerized match for the medical subspecialties (MSMP) and it is, therefore, a requirement that you register for the Medical Specialties Matching Program. Information can be found on the NRMP website, or phone (202) 400-2233, toll-free (866) 653-6767, for match information and schedule.

We accept applications via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please visit the ERAS website for general information including requirements for completion of the ERAS application, required fees, how to request a token needed to access an ERAS application and contact information for ERAS which is operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

In addition to the ERAS common application and documents, a supplemental questionnaire and $40 fee are required. Please download and complete the supplement form below and mail it with a $40 check/money order which must be received no later than August 31st.  This fee is used for our fellowship education fund. 

View and download the Supplement to ERAS Application Form (Acrobat PDF).

A completed application must include:

  • Personal statement
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation, one being from your residency program director
  • Recent photo
  • ECFMG certification, if applicable
  • Supplemental questionnaire and fee

The deadline for submission of applications is August 31st.

Only completed candidates' folders will be reviewed by the fellowship program director for consideration of an interview. If an interview is granted you will be contacted by us and arrangements will be made accordingly.

Group interview sessions are conducted in September and October and each applicant will be interviewed by the program director, assistant program director or section director and key faculty members. Interview sessions begin with an overview of the fellowship program by the program director and rotation directors. There will be time for candidates to meet and talk to current fellows in the program during a group lunch and tour of the Medical Center.


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