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Program and Application Questions

How many applications does the fellowship receive per year?

We typically receive about 600 applications per year. 

Is there a minimum board score for applicants to be considered?

We do not have a board score cutoff for consideration. However, applicants with low scores are unlikely to be granted interviews unless other aspects of their applications are unusually impressive.

Do you accept applicants who are on H and J visas?

Applicants who are currently on H or J visas are welcome to apply. However, we do not initiate the visa application process for those who do not already have a visa.

What materials should be provided with my application?

  1. ERAS Application
  2. Completion of an ACGME-certified internal medicine residency prior to starting fellowship
  3. USMLE transcript (steps 1, 2 and 3)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the program director of the internal medicine residency
  5. Personal statement
  6. Ability to obtain a Massachusetts license to practice medicine

Can I send my application directly to UMMS?

No, all applications must be submitted through ERAS for consideration.

What is the deadline for applications?

All applications along with materials must be received by August 1st. 

When are applications processed?

Applications are processed and reviewed on a rolling basis.

When do interviews begin?

We schedule interviews in September and October.

How many applicants are interviewed per year?

Out of the 600 applications we receive, we interview 60 applicants.

Are there options for further cardiovascular clinical training at UMMS?

Cardiovascular Medicine offers three additional opportunities for further clinical training:

  1. One-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in interventional cardiology
  2. Two-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in electrophysiology
  3. One-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship in structural heart disease