Frequently Asked Questions

How many first-year fellowship positions does UMass have?

Six

Does UMass participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)?

Yes

May I send my application directly to UMass?

No.  All applications must be directed through ERAS for consideration.

What are the requirements for consideration?

    1. ERAS Application.
    2. Must have completed an ACGME-certified internal medicine residency prior to starting fellowship. 
    3. USMLE transcript demonstrating passing scores on steps 1 and 2.
    4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the program director of the internal medicine residency.
    5. Personal statement
    6. Ability to obtain a Massachusetts license to practice medicine.

Is there a minimum board score for applicants to be considered?

While there is no absolute cutoff for consideration, applicants with low scores are unlikely to be granted interviews unless other aspects of their applications are unusually impressive.

Do you accept applicants who are on H and J visas?

Applicants who are currently on H or J visas are welcome to apply.  However, we do not initiate the visa application process for those who do not already have a visa.

What is the deadline for applications?

All application materials must be received by August 15th.  Interviews take place in September and October.

Where to fellows perform their rotations?

The vast majority of time is spent at the main UMass campus, known as the University campus, in Worcester.  Fellows spend one month at a community hospital located 20 miles north of Worcester and at least two weeks studying advanced heart failure at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Where do your fellows come from?

Our fellows have completed internal medicine residedncies at teh following institutions:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Metrowest Medical Center
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • New York - Presbyterian Hospital:  Columbia University Medical Center
  • New York - Presbyterian Hospital:  Weill-Cornelll Medical Center
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • University of Arizona Medical Center
  • University of British Columbia Hospital
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • University of Connecticutt Health Center
  • University of Miami Medical Center
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

Are there options for further training at UMass?

UMass has one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowships in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.  Fellows at UMass who wish to stay for a fourth year of training will usually spend a large portion of their third year in sub-speciality training.  The interventional and EP fellowships are also available to physicians who have completed a three-year general cardiology fellowship elsewhere.

Whom may I contact for more information?

Raechel Strom
Coordinator, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
E-mail:  raechel.strom@umassmemorial.org
Phone:  508-856-3064