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In order to be eligible for our fellowship, the candidate must have completed three years of cardiology training (and be board-eligible or -certified in cardiovascular disease). Successful graduates of our program (who are board-certified in cardiovascular disease) are eligible to take the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology examination offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Applicants must currently be U.S. citizens, be classified as resident aliens or be eligible for a J-1 or H-1B Visa.

The selection committee consists of three senior CCEP attending physicians. Special attention is paid to details of prior training and evidence of special clinical interest and/or research in the arena of cardiac arrhythmias. Each candidate is reviewed and approved by the director, Section of Cardiology. Qualified applicants are then invited to interview.

Interview times are accommodated on an individual basis. Each applicant's visit includes at least two interviews with faculty members, a detailed description of our program, an opportunity to view one or more clinical activities, lunch and a tour of the hospital (accompanied by a CCEP fellow and/or faculty member).

There is no matching program available to CCEP training programs. Training program offers are, therefore, made directly to the candidates.

Currently, we are only accepting applications for 2016 - 2017.

Required application materials and letters of recommendation include:

  • Completed Rush University Fellowship Application. All information on the form must be entered in full (i.e., reference to curriculum vitae is not acceptable). Please include telephone and page numbers where you can be reached.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement describing your training goals and future career plans.
  • Four original letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your qualifications (one of these letters must be from your training program director).
  • A copy of a valid and current ECFMG certificate, if applicable.


Please send all completed materials to:

Kousik Krishnan, MD
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Rush University Medical Center
1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

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