AHFTC Application Process

Requirements of the AHFTC Fellowship include:

  • Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps
  • ABIM board certified or board eligible in core cardiology
  • The accepted applicant must obtain a California medical license
  • A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Only J1 visas accepted
  • Completion of previous cardiology fellowship training is required


2020 Medical Specialties Matching Program for 2021 Appointments:

  • IMPORTANT DATES FOR APPLICANTS TASK: DATE: WHAT THIS MEANS ERAS 2021 Season Begins June 2020 Applications can be submitted to programs via ERAS
  • Please note that some or all interviews may be conducted virtually this year.
  • Interview season September to October 2020*
  • Programs will invite applicants and conduct interviews
  • Ranking Opens October 2020 Candidates and programs can submit rank lists
  • Rank Order List Certification Deadline
  • November 2020 at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Rank order lists are due
  • Match Day December 2020 at noon, ET
  • Fellowships Begin July 1, 2021

Check the specific AHFTC fellowship websites for more detail, and here are some web resources for more information

• ERAS for Fellowship Applicants: https://students-residents.aamc.org/training-residencyfellowship/applying-fellowships-eras/ • The Match Process for Applicants: http://www.nrmp.org/the-match-process-video/ • Match Process FAQs for Fellowship Applicants: http://www.nrmp.org/faq-sections/fellowshipapplicant-faqs/

Kiran Khush, MD, MAS
c/o Patricia Ramirez
Fellowship Coordinator
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
300 Pasteur Drive, 
Stanford, CA  94305
Phone:  (650) 725-3026
Fax:  (650) 725-6766
e-mail:  pram88@stanford.edu