How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must successfully complete an ACGME accredited pediatric or pediatric-medicine residency prior to beginning fellowship, hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States and be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Qualified J-1 visa holders will be considered. Foreign citizens with H-1B visas are not eligible.

The Pediatric Cardiology Division is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. In addition, the Pediatric Cardiology fellowship program adheres to the University of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection.

The University of Michigan GME utilizes the list of allopathic medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California for eligibility in our fellowship program. For osteopathic graduates, the medical school must be on the American Osteopathic Association accredited medical school list.

How to apply

Applications to our Pediatric Cardiology fellowship program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).  Our program uses the ERAS web-based system for processing fellowship applications.  All fellowship training positions are offered via the Pediatric Fall Subspecialty National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

The following information must be loaded into the ERAS system:

  • Completed online application
  • Current photograph (released only after an interview is offered)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement reflecting commitment to pediatric cardiology
  • Three letters of recommendation from members of your faculty, including one from a pediatric cardiologist, and one from the Residency Program Director. 
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript of Steps 1, 2, and 3 scores (for allopathic graduates; 1 and 2 are required; 3 is strongly encouraged)
  • COMLEX Step 1 and 2 scores (for osteopathic graduates)
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates)

Interviews will be extended to selected applicants by the beginning of September, and applicants can then sign up for interview dates at that time.