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Answers to Frequently asked Questions regarding the University of Rochester Cardiology Fellowship Programs Clinical-Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.

We have five General (three-year) Clinical Fellowship Positions, which are filled through the National Resident Match Program only. We do not fill positions for the regular (three-year) Clinical Cardiology Fellowship outside of the National Residents Match Program.

PLEASE NOTE: Only U.S. Citizens/permanent residents and J-1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG are considered for clinical training. We do not accept HI-B visas or applicants with "pending permanent residency" status. If a J-1 visa holder, the applicant must have adequate time to complete fellowship prior to losing J-1 status (7-year total).

  • Applications are accepted via the ERAS website. We are no longer accepting paper applications.
  • If you are selected for an invitation to interview, you will be notified by email.
  • Interviews will be conducted in August and September
  • A complete list of REQUIRED attachments are:
    • Completed application on the ERAS electronic system
    • Personal statement—Provide a brief description of your career plans and your goals for the fellowship
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae to include Honors/Awards, Memberships, and Publications
    • Current copies of ECFMG certificates, if applicable. Visa information will be requested if needed once applications are reviewed on ERAS.
    • Three letters of reference sent by designated references on application form. All three letters of reference need to be received before a file will be considered for an interview. One letter is required to be from the applicant's current program director.
    • USMLE scores—Part I, II, III and documentation
      Applications will be processed only after the three letters of recommendation have been received and the file is complete. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure these letters are sent.
  • If you would like to check the status of your application, you may view which documents our program has received on ERAS.
  • For additional information, contact the program coordinator at  michelle_snyder@urmc.rochester.edu, Phone: (585)275-4290

Application Information for the Interventional Program

  • There are two Interventional Fellowship positions at the University of Rochester. This is a one-year training program; interviews are scheduled as positions are open.
  • Applicants must first have completed a regular three-year general cardiology fellowship to be considered.
  • Applications/letters of reference should be addressed to:
    Frederick S. Ling, M.D., c/o Michelle Snyder
    Director, Interventional Fellowship Program
    601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 679C
    Rochester, NY 14642-8679
    Phone: (585) 275-4290
    email: Michelle_snyder@urmc.rochester.edu
    Training Program Coordinator: Michelle Snyder

Application Information for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program

  • We are currently accepting applications for 2016 & 2017
  • The EP fellowship is a two-year program. One year is an ACGME-accredited year which upon completion allows the fellow to take the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology board exam. The second year is a non-accredited year, to allow additional time for training. Applicants must first have competed a regular three-year general cardiology fellowship (or foreign equivalent) to be considered.
  • Completed applications and letters should be addressed to:
    David T. Huang, M.D., c/o Michelle Snyder
    Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
    601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 679Y
    Rochester, NY 14642-8679
    Phone: (585) 275-4290
    email: Michelle_snyder@urmc.rochester.edu
    Training Program Coordinator: Michelle Snyder

Application Information for the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program Training Program

  • The heart failure and transplantation program is a one-year (12-month) training program that is accredited by the ACGME. Completion of a three-year clinical cardiology fellowship program is required before entry into the Heart Failure Training Program.
  • Completed paper applications and supporting documentation should be addressed to:
    Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H., c/o Michelle Snyder
    Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplantation Program
    601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 679T
    Rochester, NY 14642-8679
    Phone: (585) 275-4290
    email: michelle_snyder@urmc.rochester.edu
    Attention: Michelle Snyder