Guide to Applying for Fellowship

PREPARED BY TRAINEE WEBSITE SITE WORKING GROUP

Are you worried about the onerous burden of applying for a fellowship in the United States? We’ve created a short summary of the ‘hurdles’ and challenges that are commonly encountered by those applying for fellowship in the US.

General recommendations

    • Start to look for a fellowship more than a year ahead of the end of your residency
    • Ask the cardiologists of your training hospital for referral, contacts and guidance throughout the process
    • Try to get a bursary from your hospital or from different organisms, depending on your fellowship type and requirements


VISA

    • J-1: clinical fellowship
      • Takes 6 months to obtain!
      • Statement of need required before applying to J-1 visa* 
      • Bursary generally required
    • F-1: academic student visa
      • TN: research scholar
        • Delivered at the airport
        • Hospital letter required

Useful website for Visa application:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/hhr-rhs/postgrad-postdoc/index-eng.php#a1

www.ecfmg.org

USMLE


Fellowship opportunities in different subspecialties of cardiology

Stanford University, CA
http://cvmedicine.stanford.edu/education/adv_fellowships.html

Cleveland Clinic, OH
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/medical-professionals/fellowship-residency-special/default.aspx

Duke University Hospital, NC
http://fellowships.medicine.duke.edu/cardiovascular-disease

New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, NY
http://www.nyp.org/services/cardiology/index.html

Cedars Sinai, NY
http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Graduate-Medical-Education/Fellowship-Programs/Cardiology/index.aspx

St-Francis Hospital, NY
http://www.stfrancisheartcenter.com/patients/deptsandservices/cardiology.html

Mayo Clinic, MN
http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs/training-programs-fellowships/administrative-fellowship-program/overview

Pediatric cardiology fellowship training

Children’s Hospital Boston Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
Tel: (617) 355-1954 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications in July of the previous year
 
University of Alberta Pediatric cardiology fellowship
Charlene Taylor, Program Administrator Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Applications in the in the spring of the previous year
 
The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Jennifer Russell, Program Director
 Phone:416-813-7467
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Applications in the winter of the previous year Children’s hospital of PhiladelphiaDr Paul M. Weinburg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Children’s hospital Los Angeles
Program Director - Grace Kung, MD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call 323-361-2405
 
Good luck!