The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Medicine

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Application Information

Now accepting  applications for 2018-2019: academic year. To apply for our fellowship, you must have completed a three-year Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship program prior to starting the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program.  Applications are accepted only through the ERAS website and it opens for applicants to develop applications in December of each year.  Application Deadline for 2018-2019:  January 31, 2017.

Please send the following documents to ERAS when applying:
ERAS  Application Worksheet
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (including one each from the Program Director & Cath Lab Director)
Personal Statement
Medical School Transcript
Medical Student Performance Evaluation / Dean's Letter
Wallet Size Color Photograph
ECFMG  Status Report  (International Medical Graduates Only)
USMLE Transcript - Transmitted by the NBME

Interventional Cardiology fellowship position AY2017-2018 positions have been filled.

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.

Review

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.

Appointment

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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