FAQ: Applying

Q:  When do you hold your interviews? 
A:  Interviews are typically held in August-October for Cardiovascular Disease and December-January for Interventional Cardiology. Invitations are issued on a rolling basis. We limit the number of applicants on any given day to assure you a more personal view of our training program. This information is reviewed by our fellowship application committee and invitations are extended as early as possible via email.

Q:  Do you have USMLE score minimums? 
A:  Our fellows have averaged scores of 236-245, but we do not have an absolute cutoff. Applicants who have previous failures on the USMLE are generally less likely to be accepted to our programs.

Q:  Do you require U.S. Clinical Experience? 
A:  While U.S. clinical experience is not an absolute requirement, it is highly encouraged.

Q:  Do you take IMGs?
A:  Yes, based upon their qualifications.

Q:  What Visas do you sponsor? 
A:  We sponsor ECFMG J-1 Visas only.

Q:  Do you participate in couples match? 
A:  Yes.

Q: Do you offer observerships, externships or away rotations? 
A: No.


Q:  What is so special about your program? Why should I choose it? 
A:  We’re so glad you asked! Take a look at our Program Highlights.

Q:  How do I apply to the Fellowship Programs? 
A:  We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges. We DO NOT accept applications outside of ERAS. For more information regarding the electronic application process please access ERAS online.

Q:  What documentation do you require with the ERAS application?
A:  We require the following documentation with your ERAS application:
1. A complete and official medical school transcript;
2. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) Letter;
3. At least three letters of recommendation;
4. United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) transcripts;
5. Personal statement.

Q:  What is your preferred method of communication? 
A:  All official correspondence should be through the ERAS system. General questions can be submitted to foleyj1@uthscsa.edu.

Q:  I would like to know a status update on my application. Who should I talk to? 
A:  We are not able to comment on the status of individual applications. You will be notified via email with an invitation to interview or if your application has been declined.