How to Apply

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System(ERAS).

The deadline for ERAS applications is August 1.

US residents should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS at

International residents should contact the ECFMG at

All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching (Phone: 202-828-0566).

Positions are available for Fellows who wish to obtain clinical and research training in cardiovascular diseases beginning July 1 next year. The cardiology fellowship program is of three to four years duration depending on the candidate’s interest in subspecialty training or research. We strongly encourage applications from candidates interested in a four year fellowship position geared towards training as physician-scientists to become future leaders in academic cardiovascular medicine. We provide broad based clinical experience in cardiovascular medicine at our teaching sites - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the adjacent Veterans Affairs Hospital. Clinical training is provided in cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, electrocardiography, intracardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac computed tomography, stress testing, electrical pacing and cardioversion, outpatient cardiology and cardiology consultation.

Depending on the interest of the applicant, basic research training is provided in the broad areas of cardiovascular physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, electrophysiology, and molecular biology. Research is conducted at several different levels, including studies on patients on normal subjects, on animal models, and at cellular and molecular levels. Opportunities for patient-oriented and clinical research projects are also available. Faculty in the Cardiovascular Division apply their expertise in the laboratory to the solution of specific problems. The interaction of investigators provides an optimal environment for training of young investigators and the emergence of new ideas and new directions in research. The fellowship also provides opportunity for research training with scientists in other departments who are involved in research programs within the interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Center. This experience is integrated with clinical training in the Cardiovascular Division in preparation for an academic career. Research conferences and seminars are held regularly. The research experience may vary from six months to twelve months, depending on clinical, basic, and/or translational research interests. We strongly encourage applicants interested in applying for a 4-year fellowship program for training as academic physician-scientists to mention their objective clearly in the personal statement. Research opportunities for Cardiovascular Fellows include:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Cardiac electrophysiology and electropharmacology
  • Control of circulation in heart failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Mechanisms of hypertension
  • Neurogenic control of circulation
  • Defibrillation
  • Myocardial function in physiologic and pathologic states
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Cardiac hypertrophy and failure
  • Bioengineering
  • Cardiac nuclear imaging
  • Control of cerebral circulation
  • Cardiac computerized tomography
  • Coronary physiology
  • Humoral control of circulation
  • Lipid biochemistry
  • Parasympathetic & adrenergic mechanisms
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Vascular endothelium and smooth muscle
  • Gene transfer

rerequisites are an MD or DO degree and completion of an approved residency in Internal Medicine. Appointments are made on an annual basis, with a starting date of July 1, 2009. The stipend is dependent on years of training.

Please note that all information listed below will be required by the August 12 deadline.
Completed applications are reviewed by our faculty, and we invite for interview those individuals whose credentials suggest that they will have a good chance to achieve an appointment. Applicants with a J1 or H1b visa with high scores and research publications will be considered for our fellowship program. If you are selected for an interview, we will send you a letter of invitation. Interviews will take place in February - April.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of the applicant's long-term career goal and field of interest
  • dean's letter
  • three current letters of recommendation
  • copies of ECFMG scores for Steps I, II, and III (if completed)
  • applicant's transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • medical school transcript
  • publications and manuscripts, if applicable, can be listed in the summary sheet and CV sections of the ERAS application. Applicants selected for interview may be asked to forward reprints of published articles, and copy of published or submitted manuscripts.
  • reprints of published articles, copy of published or submitted manuscripts (if applicable)
  • an unmounted recent photograph of applicant must accompany application or be provided at time of interview