The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program - NEW 2016

Application Information

The Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, has received approval for a one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program beginning July 1, 2016.

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship includes one full-time 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2016. Please submit the documents below prior to March 15, 2016 to be considered for an interview. Program requirements include completion of an Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.

Interested appplicants should email a single PDF to: Pam Trentham, Fellowship Coordinator at and include the following:

Three letters of recommendation may be sent under separate email from program or individually (most recent Program Director letter is a must)

The program is currrently establishing an ERAS application for those who wish to apply for the 2017 year. The program will only review those applicants through ERAS 2017.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected based on preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, prior training, publications, grants, scholarly activity, communication skills, motivation, integrity, and other personal qualities, as evidenced by transcripts, USMLE and COMLEX-USA scores, letters of recommendation, other data, and fellow and faculty perceptions during interviews. Characteristics such as sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status are not used in the selection procedure. Recommendations of all interviewing faculty and fellows are considered in determining to whom to extend fellowship offers.


Following selection for a fellowship position, applications and supporting documentation are forwarded to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. The documents are reviewed to verify that the candidates possess the required credentials for licensure or licensure exemption by the Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners, certification by ECFMG if required, and other credentials as appropriate. Candidates are required to provide a copy of their medical school diploma, copies of certificates from prior residency programs, and copies of USMLE or COMLEX-USA documents. The PGY status of selected candidates is also verified for pay purposes.


All Letters of Agreement are issued through the GME office following the above review of eligibility. Appointment to the fellowship program is on a yearly basis with the expectation that continuation within the one-year appointment and reappointment yearly throughout the duration of the fellowship will be based on evidence of satisfactory progress in scholarship and professional growth and the availability of training positions in the fellowship program. The GME office verifies the satisfactory performance of each fellow with the program director prior to re-issuing a Letter of Agreement for continuation in the program in each successive year.


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