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How to Apply

Applications for the 2024-2025 season open July 2024.

The fellowship accepts two fellows each year and uses the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)All interviews will be conducted virtually.

The following items are required for application and can be uploaded through the ERAS/NRMP websites:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores
  • Professional photograph

We also require at least 3 letters of recommendations.

Please note, we accept J-1 visas however we do not accept H1B visas. A PTAL letter is not required with your application.

Key Steps
Key Steps Dates
Submit your application through ERAS and register for the Match through NRMP. Applications open July 2024
Interviews Interviews conducted September- October, 2024. Applicants will be notified by email if selected for an interview.
NRMP Rank List due November 2024
NRMP Match Day November 2024
Fellowships start date July 2025


Contact Us

Howie Tran, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program

Margo Relaford

Program Coordinator, Advanced Health Failure Fellowship Program
9452 Medical Center Drive #7411
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
La Jolla, CA 92037-7411
Email: | Tel : (858) 246-1326

Ashley Appel

Program Coordinator for Advanced Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Phone: 858-246-2016