How to Apply

Applicant Information

Applications for a General Cardiology Fellowship are via ERAS. The deadline to submit an application is August 1st. Please visit: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If I am a foreign medical graduate how do I go about obtaining a Letter of Evaluation from the Medical Board of California?
    In order to complete a fellowship here at UCLA you must be board certified or board eligible in medicine. If you are licensed in another state you do not need to obtain a letter of eligibility. If you are not licensed, obtaining the letter is very similar to applying for licensure. You must contact the Medical Board of California to receive the letter or license.
  2. Does your training program accept visas?
    The University of California can only support J-1 visas for our clinical trainees. Applicants interested in the STAR program need to be permanent residents or US citizens.
  3. Do I need a Letter of Evaluation if I am not a foreign medical graduate?
  4. When will interviews be held?
    The UCLA Cardiology Fellowship Training Program offers 3 interview dates which are approximately mid-September, the beginning of October and mid-October. Interviews are by invitation only. If you are interviewing with the fellowship program and would like to meet with a specific faculty member on your interview day, please contact our program coordinator, Desiree Valeriano. 
  5. What documents are required for application through ERAS?
    Completed ERAS application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, official medical school transcript, letters of recommendation from: 1) the Dean of your medical school; 2) residency program director, 3) two physicians with whom you have worked, a photograph (passport style), verification of training from medical school and residency program, USMLE Transcripts-STEPS 1,2,3.
  6. When applying to the UCLA General Cardiology fellowship, am I allowed to apply to both the Clinical and STAR tracks?
    Applicants are welcome to apply to both tracks, but during rank listing, they will only be ranked on one track based on their candidacy, and thus it is encouraged to apply with the track that best fits their professional career interests. Applying to both tracks will not increase one's likelihood of matching within the program, and may result in the candidate not being matched into the track they are most interested in.
  7. I am interested in applying to the Masters in Clinical Research (MSCR) STAR track in the General Cardiology fellowship. How does the application process work?
    The STAR MSCR Track is no longer offered.


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Contact Us

Desiree Valeriano

Desiree Valeriano
Program Coordinator
T: 310-206-6286
F: 310-206-9133
650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
A2-237 CHS, MC: 167917
Los Angeles, CA 90095
[email protected]

Fellowship Heart Kristen Lorico
Kristen Lorico
Student Affairs Officer
T: 310-825-8937
650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
A2-237 CHS, MC: 167917
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mailing Address

UCLA / Olive View / West LA VA Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
10833 Le Conte Avenue
A2-237 Center for the Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1679