Application Information

We recruit trainees to our one-year ACGME accredited Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology training program (AHFTC) through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants will be expected to complete the application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). Guidelines for submission can be found on the ERAS website.

The following documents should be submitted by the candidates prior to be considered for an interview:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Photograph
  4. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Green Card Status (if applicable)
  6. USMLE Scores (MDs): Steps 1 and 2; Step 3
  7. COMLEX Scores (DOs): Levels 1, 2 and 3
  8. Letters of Recommendation: 3 letters, including a letter from your General Cardiology Fellowship Program Director
  9. Visa Requirements: The program accepts applicants with J-1 visa and Permanent Resident (Green Card) status. Allegheny General Hospital does not sponsor applicants with H1B visa status.

Applications will not be considered complete until all of the above-listed documents have been submitted electronically via ERAS.

Candidates selected for interview will be notified via email. Those candidates scheduled for an interview will meet with the program director and faculty of the AHFTC department within the Cardiovascular Institute.

Application timeline ERAS (July 2021 cycle)

June 2021

AHFTC Programs post positions & Applicants can register

July 1, 2021

AHFTC Applicants apply to fellowship program

August 15, 2021

ERAS opens for programs to receive AHFTC applications

September 2021

Invitations are sent to selected applicants

Sept/October 2021

Virtual Interviews are conducted

November 18, 2021

NRMP Rank Order list closes

December 2, 2021

NRMP Match Day results

July 1, 2021

New fellows start