How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at The University of Chicago. We offer six first-year fellowship positions each academic year (the academic year runs July 1 – June 30). A completed application must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and received by the committee no later than August 15th. After we receive the completed application your file will be reviewed and you will be notified regarding the advisability of an interview. Applications must be eligible for certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time they begin their fellowship.

The ERAS application should include:

  • A complete ERAS application
  • An ERAS-provided medical school transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE scores
  • Three to four letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be from the Program Director)
  • An ERAS-provided personal statement
  • A list of any research papers and publications
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  • ECFMG Certified by December 10th

*For additional information on fellowship training expectations, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has published a list of its requirements here.

Application Deadlines:

July 15th : ERAS Cycles open to applicants

August 15th: Application deadline – new application will not be reviewed after this date

September – October: Interviews scheduled and conducted


International Medical Graduates (Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada)

Visa Requirements:

J1 Visa (preferred): sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

H-1B Visa: sponsored by the University of Chicago Medicine – Programs assume all financial cost related to the H-1B visa.

If you have additional questions please contact Melissa Meskers, Education Coordinator, at