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Welcome Prospective Applicants

REQUIREMENTS

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship candidates must have a certificate of completion from one of the following:

  • Medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
  • Medical school in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)

International Medical Graduates

Eligible international medical graduates must have a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) at the time of application. Note that completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) are required for ABIM sub-specialty board-certification eligibility in Interventional Cardiology.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Bowling Green) Interventional Cardiovascular Disease Program accepts applications from international medical graduates who are holders of a Green Card (permanent resident) and individuals who are prepared to have a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG. This program does not support H-1 visas at this time.

Applications from candidates who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Residency & Fellowship Training

To be considered for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, applicants must have successfully completed three years of postgraduate training in an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited program in Internal Medicine followed by successfully completing three years of postgraduate training in an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited program in Cardiovascular Disease.

Board Certification

Applicants must hold current American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) board certification in Internal Medicine and be ABIM board-eligible in Cardiovascular Disease by completion of the Cardiology Fellowship Program.

USMLE/COMLEX Examinations

Applicants must have passed all Steps of the USMLE or the COMLEX equivalent.

Medical Licensure

Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Kentucky medical training license.

Non-Discrimination

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Bowling Green) Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program will not discriminate against any individual based upon race, color, race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniformed service, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, social or economic status, or whether the person is a smoker or nonsmoker, as long as the person complies with University and affiliated hospital policy concerning smoking.

Application and Matching Services

Our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). All applications are processed through ERAS®. All other applications will not be accepted.

ERAS® opens for applicants to develop applications in December of each year. Applications are due before February 28, 2019. Invitations for interviews will be extended in March 2019.

Fellows will begin their training in July 2020.

Applications Must Include the Following:

  1. The ERAS® application form;
  2. USMLE scores or COMLEX equivalent;
  3. ECFMG report and certificate (International Medical Graduates only);
  4. Official medical school transcript;
  5. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE);
  6. Two letters of professional reference;
  7. One letter of professional reference from the fellowship program director in Cardiology; and
  8. Personal statement.

Academic Year 2019 - 2020

The program is accepting applications for Academic Year 2019 – 2020. However, the ERAS® application cycle for this Academic Year is now closed. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Jake Barrick, Administrative Director, Graduate Medical Education, to obtain an application. Mr. Barrick may be reached at (270) 780-2693 or via email at barrja@mchealth.net.

The deadline to submit Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program applications for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year is December 15, 2018. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via email and scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Interviews will be scheduled between March 1 and March 31. If you are extended an invitation for an interview, we encourage you to contact our offices as soon as possible. Interviews are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please note there is a limited number of applicant positions that can be accommodated on any given interview day.

Applicants selected for interview are offered the opportunity to have dinner with current fellows located at The Medical Center at Bowling Green the night before their interview. On the day of your interview, you will meet with the program director, program staff, core faculty, and tour our facilities.

ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION

We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education, Jake Barrick at (270) 780-2693 or via email at BarrJA@mchealth.net.

For additional information including stipends and benefits, GME policies and procedures, please visit our Applicants page.