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Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Applicants for each fellowship must:

  1. Complete the residency training requirements for an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine residency training program.
  2. The IM-CCM fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center participates in ERAS.  Please see ERAS for deadlines, procedures, and process.
  3. The supporting documents required for application through ERAS include:

- Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members of current or prior training programs.
  One of these letters must be from the current department head or training program director.

- Curriculum Vitae

- USMLE I, II, and III scores or COMLEX scores

- ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

- Personal Statement

4. Visit the University for an invited personal interview following review of your completed application and letters of recommendation.


After acceptance into the program:

American and Canadian graduates must obtain a Graduate Medical Training (GMT) license to receive fellowship training in Pennsylvania. This process includes having a medical school verification form completed and submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Application forms for the GMT license will be forwarded to all trainees upon acceptance into the program

Foreign Graduates must also obtain the GMT license, which requires ECFMG sponsorship, a J-1 visa, three years of prior training in the United States, and completion of USMLE Steps I, II and III, or its equivalent.

All incoming fellows must be up to date on certification for the duration of their fellowship in BCLS and ACLS.


For fellowship inquiries, please contact