Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

  • How to apply

    For positions that begin in July 2016, all applications for standard three-year fellowships will be through ERAS, the online application service of the AAMC. ERAS will open for pediatric cardiology applications on June 24, 2014, at which time you will be able to request an ERAS fellowship token, complete registration and begin uploading materials. Please do not send application materials to us directly. Application materials must be received at ERAS by Dec. 1, 2014.

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, physicians:

    • Must have completed residency training in a program approved by the American Board of Pediatrics


    • Must be eligible for board certification
  • Application requirements

    The following must be received prior to consideration of your application:

    • A completed application form through ERAS.
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate number and visa information, if a foreign medical graduate.
    • Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your professional work.
    • Medical school transcript.
    • Curriculum vitae (as part of ERAS application).
    • USMLE scores. Successful applicants must have passed all three portions of the USMLE prior to beginning the fellowship.

    All application materials for the core three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship (July 2016 start) must be received at ERAS by December 1, 2014. An interview may be scheduled after receipt of the above documentation. Our program will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Subspecialties Spring Match. The timetable for the Web-based match is likely to be as follows (based on previous schedules):

    • Match registration opens: January 16, 2015
    • Rank order list system opens: April 2, 2015
    • Quota Change Deadline: April 29, 2015
    • ROL Closes/final deadline: May 13, 2015 (The system closes at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on this day)
    • Match Day/Results: May 27, 2015 (Results available via the web at 12 noon Eastern Time)

    Please contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology, at 215-590-3274 or with any questions.

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania are equal opportunity affirmative action employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • For more information

    If you are interested in fellowships at the Cardiac Center, please contact the individuals listed below.

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Contact Yuli Kim, MD, Program Director, at 215-615-3388 or

    Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

    Contact Alan Jay Schwartz, MD, MSEd, Program Director, at 215-590-1855 or


    Contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Program Director, at or 215-590-3274.

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Contact Thomas L. Spray, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-2708 or


    Contact Maully Shah, MBBS, Program Director, at 215-590-2230 or

Reviewed on April 03, 2014