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We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.
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ABC/MEHARRY/VANDERBILT 1st YEAR FELLOWSHIP AWARD - Academic year 2015-2016

Award NameDescriptionEligibility The Award Deadline
First Year Fellowship AwardThe Association of Black Cardiologists, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University jointly sponsor one first-year candidate. These institutions aim to increase the number of underrepresented minorities trained to begin post-fellowship careers with a solid foundation in clinical care, teaching and research. Training is provided through the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt. Fellowships are available for physicians and physician-scientists who have completed training in Internal Medicine and want to become board eligible in cardiovascular medicine. Applicants must also be active members of the ABC Cardiologists-In-Training (CIT) Program.
The ABC stipend to be awarded supports full-year fellowship, including salary, fringe benefits and overhead costs JUNE 1, 2015
What You Need:

Step.1: Ahead of time, gather the following information and have it ready to upload when applying online. There is a 2MB upload limit. :

A) - Recent Photo
B) - Updated CV
C) - Short Bio Essay of no more than 3 pages, single spaced, Times Roman, 11 point type using Microsoft Word or equivalent that includes the following information:
  • Describe your career goals (include background and career goals in sufficient detail to allow the Committee to understand your interests in cardiology and long-term plans).
  • Describe your relationship, membership status, and interests in the ABC.

NOTE: Heading at the top of each essay page should be:
Full Name and Degree
ABC – Meharry – Vanderbilt Fellowship
Medical School
Phone Number
Email address

STEP 2: Have postal mailed directly to us the following information (Deadline for receipt: June 1, 2015)
  • Official transcript sent from the medical school
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (see below)
  • Letter of recommendation from your program director (in addition to the other three (3) letters)
  • Have recommendation letters ADDRESSED to:
    Henry Okafor, MD
    Meharry Medical College
    1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
    Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Application Form
STEP 3 - Application Form
First Name
Last Name
Designation
Other
Address (line 1)
Address (line 2)
City
State
Zip
Phone
Email
Date of Birth mm/dd/yyyy
Current ABC Member?
Yes No
Gender
Note: Completion of this question is optional. The information provided will not be used for any purpose other than to provide the ABC with statistical information concerning the level of participation in our programs.
Female Male
Race / Ethnic Background
Other
Education
Medical School Attended
Year of Graduation
City
State
Pre-Medical School
Year of Completion
City
State
Postdoctoral Training (Residency Program)
First Year
Subspecialty
Dates mm/yyyy
to
University / Hospital
Address
City
State
Training Director
Training Director's Phone
Second Year
Subspecialty
Dates mm/yyyy
to
University / Hospital
Address
City
State
Training Director
Training Director's Phone
Third Year
Subspecialty
Dates mm/yyyy
to
University / Hospital
Address
City
State
Training Director
Training Director's Phone
Other Training
Attachments (2MB total upload limit)
A. Recent Photo
B. Updated CV
C. Short Bio Essay
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