Frequently Asked Questions

Does your institution sponsor H1B visas?


When is your deadline?

Our Deadline is August 15th. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Is there a cut off of USMLE scores?

It’s unlikely we’ll consider applicants with scores under 200.

Do you need to take the USMLE step 3 exam before applying?


How important is research for applying to your program?

Internally, when we screen applications, we use a broad concept of academic potential. We seek candidates who have the potential to be academic cardiologists if they so decide. Prior research is not an absolute criterion for selection to be interviewed, but it’s the surest way to display one’s academic potential.

How many applicants do you accept yearly?

Five (5)

How many applications do you receive yearly?

We receive approximately 500 applications

When do you start reviewing applications?

Application reviewing begins after August 15th

When do you start the interviewing process?

The interviews take place in the months of September and October. For interviews, we contact the applicants via phone or e-mail.

How many applicants do you interview?

We interview between 40-50 applicants.

Do you participate in the Matching Program?