Application Process


NRMP Important dates:

  • Match registration opens: August 23, 2023 (12:00pm ET)
  • Ranking order list opens: September 27, 2023 (12:00pm ET)
  • Rank order lists certification deadline will be: November 15, 2023 (9:00pm ET)
  • Match Day: November 29, 2023 (12:00pm ET)


  • Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps
  • ABIM board certified or board eligible in general adult or pediatric cardiology
  • The accepted applicant must obtain a California medical license
  • A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Only J-1 visas accepted
  • Completion of previous cardiology fellowship training is required

Application documents through ERAS

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of professional and investigative interest (limit: one page)
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1-3)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Letters of Recommendation uploaded on ERAS (3)
    1. One of the 3 letters must be from Cardiology Fellowship Program Director or Chief of Cardiology
    2. Two other letters from cardiology faculty