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How to apply

Applications for the 2021-2022 season will be open July 1, 2021. The program accepts six fellows each year and uses the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with NRMP recommendations, 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, and a 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


Submit your application through ERAS and register for the Match through NRMP.

Applications open July 1, 2021.


Interviews conducted September- October, 2021. Applicants will be notified by email if selected for an interview.

NRMP Rank List due

November 17, 2021, 9 PM ET.

NRMP Match Day

December 1, 2021, 12 PM ET.

Fellowships start date

July 1, 2022.

Contact Us

Daniel Blanchard, MD
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

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