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Applying to the Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program of SUNY Upstate Medical University. We are very excited about the future of our Cardiology Division, and wish to share with you some of the opportunities that are available for you to explore.

We only offer clinical track with each fellow having the opportunity to participate in research for three - twelve months as is their choosing. Our fellowship does not offer extended fellowships and you, the fellow, are always the primary fellow.

The goal of the clinical track is to develop highly trained clinician educators and physician scientists. The track now consists of three years of training, which include the standard two year core curriculum, The third year of fellowship is yours to develop. Giving you the option of three to twelve months of research, being assigned to the catheterization lab or EP lab for extra rotations if this is your career path. This is the year that many of our fellows will take time for research, if they are interested in interventional cardiology we also offer the opportunity to visit a private hospital nearby.

We do not offer a research track but do allow up to 12 months of research during your three years of fellowship. Research rotations are encouraged to develop highly skilled and committed physician-scientists who will go on to develop independent lines of investigation and funding of their own. We seek applicants with outstanding clinical credentials who have demonstrated a track record of passion, skill and productivity in research.

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 (3-year total).

How To Apply

Fellows are selected solely through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and join the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The NRMP match number is: Cardiovascular 10229430

Access the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) for more information. We require all medical school graduates to submit the following in their ERAS application:

  • Application Form
  • 3 letters of reference (more than 3 letters is ok!)
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE test scores
  • A photo is appreciated, but not required

Recruitment Links

Recruitment Video Links


The Fellowship Selection Committee will review your application after receipt of a completed application form.

Interviews: Due to the current health emergency, 100% of our interviews will be held virtually via Zoom. Interview dates and time will be sent once your application is selected by the interview committee. The interview link will be sent well in advance. We recommend that you prepare to block 4 hours of the date you selected to allow time to meet with our Program Assistant Director, the Program Director, current senior fellows and to allow for sufficient one on one time with the interviewing faculty. Our current fellows will be hosting "Happy Hours". These Zoom sessions will be held in the evening and will be held to answer any questions applicants may have post interview. Applicants that are selected for interview will select the evening they would like to meet with current fellows via Zoom. The link will be sent well in advance.