Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Application Process
Prerequisites for Accredited Fellowship:
To be considered, applicants should have completed (or be scheduled to complete) an ACGME accredited three-year pediatric residency and must be board certified (or board eligible) in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics by July 2019.
Foreign Trained Applicants:
Foreign trained applicants must either hold or being willing to convert to a J1 Visa. No exceptions will be made as this is a Stanford (i.e. not pediatric cardiology) policy.
Application Requirements Checklist:
Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted through ERAS. Applications must be complete by July 31st. We will be accepting 5 fellows to begin their training in 2020.
Contact information regarding pending applications and interviews:
Phone: (650) 721-6849
Fax: (650) 724-4922
Scott Ceresnak, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Stanford
750 Welch Road, Suite 305
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Associate Program Director:
Alisa Arunamata, MD and David Kwiatkowski, MD
- Personal Statement
This is your opportunity to let us get to know you and take your application out of the very large stack of competing applications. What makes you special? Why are you a particularly good candidate for us? Why is Stanford a good fit for you? What in your background has prepared you to excel in fellowship? Our screening process puts a great deal of weight on the personal statement so make sure yours gets noticed.
- Letters of Recommendation (no more than four letters).
While there are no specific criteria for who should submit letters on your behalf, when possible, letters from Division/Department/Residency leaders, members of your institution’s division of cardiology, and research mentors are preferred. Most importantly, however, letters should come from individuals who know you, your qualities, and your potential the best. In addition, please have each of your referees complete the standardized evaluation form (click here to retrieve form, or available through ERAS).
- Dean's letter and evaluation
- Medical school transcript
- Copies of USMLE scores or COMLEX scores
- Immigration visa copy (if applicable)
- Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
Application Timeline and Selection Procedure
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of first-year fellows. Applicants apply directly to the department and register with the NRMP. Our program code is: 1820325F0