Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Application Process

Applicant Eligibility

Medical Education

Only the following individuals will be considered as applicants in fellowship training programs in the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education Program:

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)- approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.
  • International Medical Graduates who have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificates.
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools.
  • Have completed 3 years in an ACGME- accredited clinical pediatric residency program
  • Have a valid medical license in the U.S.

Visa Status

Visa Status for International Medical Graduates must fall within the following categories:

  • Eligible to seek J-1 visa
  • Permanent Resident or Alien status (i.e., “Green Card”)

In accordance with the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education guidelines, this program does not sponsor fellows for “H” type visas.

USMLE Requirements

Effective July 1, 2010, all new fellows entering Memphis-based GME programs at the PGY3 or higher level must have passed Step 3 (or equivalent examination) before beginning training at UT.

The resident/fellow is responsible for providing evidence of passage of Step 3 (or equivalent exam) to the program director.

How to Apply

  1. Submit application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
  2. Include a personal statement describing your specific interests in Pediatric Cardiology and your goals for this training.
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation, preferably one from the program director of your residency program. The Pediatric Cardiology Reference Form must be completed for each letter of recommendation submitted. The form should be available for submission on ERAS in December.
  5. ECFMG certificate if applicable.

Application Process and Interviews

  • Opportunities for interviews will be extended to applicants based on qualifications as determined by USMLE scores, letters of recommendation and all other application documents.
  • Candidates will be invited for interviews beginning in late December.
  • The Pediatric Cardiology Program does participate in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) Pediatric Specialties Spring Match.

Contact Us

Pediatric Cardiology
Faculty Office Building
49 N. Dunlap St., 3rd floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-6380
Fax: (901) 287-5970

Fellowship Coordinator
Rhonda Gray