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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Aerial view of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Comprehensive cardiovascular fellowship training

The OSF Saint Francis/UICOMP Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is a 3-year ACGME accredited program that offers comprehensive training to fellows. Since its establishment in 2013, the fellowship has achieved remarkable success, boasting proud alumni who have secured prominent positions nationwide.

With 629 licensed beds, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center serves as the region's level I trauma center and acts as the central hub for 14 acute care facilities located throughout Illinois. Its strategic location allows it to serve a broad catchment area and a population base of nearly 1.2 million people, providing fellows with an exceptional case load.

Fellowship Goals Heading link

  • to provide robust clinical training in all areas of cardiovascular disease
  • to provide exposure to a wide range of clinical research
  • to do so in a collegial, collaborative and respectful environment which fosters outstanding work ethic, professionalism and lifelong learning

Our program encourages individual interests and needs, especially in the second and third years of training, when specific career planning is started. Fellows have typically been able to tailor more rotations in the subspeciality electives to match their interests.

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Applying for the Fellowship Heading link

Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), beginning July 15. Applications are reviewed from July 15 to August 31. The interview period is during September and October.

Desirable Qualities in Applicants

All applications to our program will be considered; however, applicants that have demonstrated strong performance on clinical rotations, teamwork, standardized examinations and scholarly output will receive highest consideration.

A complete application includes:

For U.S. Medical School Graduates

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores, Steps I, II, and III
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including a Program Director’s letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current Photo

For International Medical Graduates

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Medical school transcript, showing actual grades
  • USMLE scores, Steps I, II, and III
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including a Program Director’s letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current ECFMG certification
  • Current photo

We accept J1 and H-1B visa applicants.

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