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How to Apply

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship applicants may submit their applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

ERAS 2024 Fellowship Application Timeline

These positions will be included in the National Residency Matching Program Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.

Supporting Documents

The following documents must be included in the application process:

  • Personal statement describing your specific interests in Pediatric Cardiology and your goals for this training.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably one from the program director of your residency program. The Pediatric Cardiology Reference Form or Evaluation form must be completed for each letter of recommendation submitted. 
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • MSPE/Dean's letter


Invites for interviews will be extended to applicants based on a holistic assessment of the entire ERAS application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications as early as possible. 

Based on recommendations from SPCTPD and APPD/COPS, only virtual (zoom) interviews will be offered to selected applicants. Interview season will begin in mid-August and continue through early November. During the interview, applicants will have a chance to virtually meet program leadership and current fellows.


Applicants must have:

  • completed 3 years in an ACGME-accredited clinical pediatric or medicine pediatrics residency programboard eligible for American Board of Pediatrics General Pediatrics exam by completion of the residency program.

Applicants must be:

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools
  • International medical graduates who have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificates

Visa Status for IMGs must fall within the following categories:

  • Eligible to seek J-1 visa
  • Permanent Resident or Alien status (i.e., “Green Card”)

In accordance with the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education guidelines, this program does not sponsor fellows for “H” type visas.

For any questions, please contact Cody Hinkley at (  or Thomas Yohannan, MD (

Jun 20, 2023