The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at UTHealth McGovern Medical School participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept any applicants who are not participating in the match. The application deadline is August 1st for all candidates who will have completed at least three-years of training from an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program by the time the cardiovascular disease training begins in July.

The following documents are required to complete the application process:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty member (including the Program Director)
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter and transcript
  • USMLE board scores
  • Completed application with a recent passport size photograph

International graduates must meet the requirements of the Graduate Medical Education and Immigration Services Office at UTHealth, as well as the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. We only sponsor J-1 visas and require international graduates to meet the terms for a Physician-in-Training, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

The Cardiology Education Committee reviews completed applications in July and August. Interviews will be held on Thursdays and Fridays during August and September. Only the leading 60–70 applicants who are among the top in academic excellence, USMLE scores, and research interests are invited for a personal interview. The interview is an important factor in the final selection process, and also gives candidates an opportunity to visit UTHealth McGovern Medical School and meet with faculty and fellows.