University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

How to Apply – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship

Program Contact Information

Program Contact Information

David Murray, MD
Program Director

Theresa Teske
Program Coordinator

Please Note

2021 Recruitment Cycle

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to our program through ERAS in June 2021 for a July 2022 program start.

The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant (AHFTx) Fellowship Program accepts fellowship applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interested applicants should expect to submit their application through ERAS in June for matriculation into the program in July of the following calendar year, or approximately 13 months after application submission.

Additionally, our AHFTx Fellowship Program participates in theNational Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please be sure you are registered for both ERAS and NRMP!

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Application Materials

An application to our fellowship program is considered complete when ERAS has received the following documents:

  • Completed ERAS Common Application Form
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s Cardiovascular Disease Program Director
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)


Applicants must be board-certified in Internal Medicine. Applicants must have successfully graduated from an ACGME-Accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship prior to start of the AHFTx Fellowship Program, and must be board-certified or board-eligible for Cardiovascular Disease upon start of the program.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible:

  1. Graduates of U.S. or Canadian medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or graduates of U.S. or Canadian Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  2. Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. or Canada who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and meet one of the following criteria:
    1. U.S. Citizenship
    2. Permanent legal residency status in the U.S. (green card)
    3. Eligible to hold a J-1 Clinical Visa sponsored by ECGMG

The UWHC and Department of Medicine do not sponsor H-1 Visas. Other legal documents authorizing work in the U.S. will be reviewed.

Proof of current CPR and ACLS certification is required prior to starting the program.

Further Information