Program Eligibility Criteria

U.S. Allopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Passing all three levels of USMLEs with no more than one failure.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric cardiology fellowship and argue why you would be a good candidate); and
    • photograph.
     
  • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.

Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 scores of at least 500 or USMLE Step 1 score of at least 200 on the first attempt.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation (letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric cardiology fellowship and argue why you would be a good candidate); and
    • photograph.
     
  • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.

International Medical School Graduates

  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores of at least 225 on first attempt. Scores must be available before you can be considered for an interview.
  • Passing grade on the CSA or USMLE Step 2 CS on the first attempt.
  • Previous degree in U.S., (i.e. MPH) is also desirable.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (letters from pediatric supervisors are preferable if possible);
    • Dean’s letter;
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital;
    • Personal statement (there are no specific requirements for the personal statement but in general it should explain why you are interested in a pediatric cardiology fellowship and argue why you would be a good candidate); and
    • photograph.
    • We do not require a “Chairman’s Letter.”
     
  • History of and commitment to treating and/or advocating for and/or conducting research for children and/or adolescents.
  • We do NOT sponsor J or H Visas. All applicants must have a Permanent Visa (Green Card) or be U.S. Citizens.

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