How To Apply

All applicants interested in training at Duke University Medical Center in any Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are welcome to apply. See our Advanced Training page to learn more about sub-specialty training programs.

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (ACGME) Program

The Duke General Cardiovascular Disease fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and has 10 first-year positions available. The application process for the ACGME Cardiovascular Disease (General Cardiology) Fellowship Training Program can be initiated by using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for the 2024 Cardiovascular Disease fellowship application in ERAS is July 29, 2023. 

For general questions about the fellowship program, you may contact the Program Director, Dr. Anna Lisa Chamis ( or email Program Coordinator, Brianna Small. 

All applications must include:

  • ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation; and
  • 1 letter from your Residency Program Director in Internal Medicine
  • All three USMLE Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS transcripts & 3 (once taken) and if applicable, ECFMG status report

International Medical Graduates (IMG) should note that completion of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and ABIM board-eligibility in Internal Medicine is required for ABIM board-eligibility and certification in Cardiovascular Disease.Our program accepts applicants sponsored on J1 clinical visas from the ECFMG.  We do not sponsor H1B visas or other visa types.

All male applicants (as determined by gender assigned at birth for purposes of this requirement) who are US citizens or immigrants must have registered with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday, or arrival date into the USA.  Individuals are eligible to register until the age of 26.  Failure to register is a violation of federal law, and can face significant penalties, including loss of eligibility for citizenship for immigrants.  Individuals who have not registered are not eligible for a variety of benefits including federal student aid, federal job training, and any job in the Executive Branch of the government (e.g. VA, Medicare, federal prisons), and are not allowed to work in federal facilities even as a resident or fellow.
Most Duke GME programs require rotations at federal facilities such as VA hospitals or prisons.  All trainees in those programs must be eligible to work at those facilities.  All applicants should ensure that they have registered for the Selective Service System if appropriate.  If they have not registered, they should discuss this with their potential program director. Additional details can be found at

In August, selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Virtual interview days in September and October will be offered to the selected applicants. During the interview visit, the applicant will meet with many faculty and fellows, and all efforts will be made to accommodate the applicant's areas of interest or future goals for their fellowship training.

Prospective trainees can refer to the Duke GME website for information about recruitment and selection, requirements and standards, sample annual salaries by PGY, a sample contract and employment requirements.