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Application Process

Recruitment & Selection Policy

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training abides by the selection and recruitment policies set forth by the College of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Brugada and Fellows, Pre-COVIDHow to Apply

We currently have six trainee openings (PGY-4/CF-1) for July 2025. These PGY-4 positions will be filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The program does not accept paper applications. All relevant documentation must be submitted through ERAS.

In order to be eligible for acceptance into the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • MD or DO
  • US citizenship, permanent resident, or J1 Visa status
  • Completed 3 years of U.S. postgraduate training by the time of entry into the fellowship program in an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Successful passage of Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3

Please note: The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program only sponsors J-1 visas.

Applicants must complete their ERAS application in July prior to the program start date for which they are applying. Applicants must submit all documentation through ERAS.

ERAS documents must include:
  • Complete CV
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from your Internal Medicine Residency Program Director) as well as a recent photograph.

The following medical school documentation will be required immediately following the NRMP match results:

Copy of medical diploma and medical school transcript.

Once an applicant's ERAS file is complete, the Fellowship Advisory Committee will review the application and, if appropriate, issue an invitation to interview for a fellowship position.

For the 2025 recruitment cycle, all interviews for the Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program will be completed virtually.  Interviews are extremely important as they allow us to meet the candidate and provide the candidate with an opportunity to meet our faculty, staff and current fellows and to personally view the facilities.

David Harris, MD
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Mohamed Effat, MD
Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Robin Vandivier-Pletsch, MD
Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Eva Meunier, BS, C-TAGME
Education Program Manager, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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University of Cincinnati
Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Cardiovascular Health and Diseases
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0542
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0542

Phone: 513-558-1067
Fax: 513-558-2884