How to Apply

Application Process

Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness and ability to benefit from the program. Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics and ability to communicate are considered in the selection. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. However, due to funding restrictions, we cannot accept applicants on visas at this time.

Application Materials

Please submit the following required documents through ERAS:

1. Completed ERAS application

2. Medical school transcript including Dean’s letter

3. At least three letters of recommendation including one from your residency program director

4. Copies of USMLE scores

5. An ECFMG certificate, if applicable

6. Curriculum vitae

7. Personal statement

8. Recent photograph

You can visit the ERAS website for more detailed application information or contact them by email at [email protected]. Applicants to the program will be expected to have completed a pediatric residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Two years of ACGME residency training in the United States or Canada is also required for a California medical license. Applicants who are accepted into the Fellowship Program should apply for a California medical license at least six months in advance of the fellowship start date since it can take a minimum of six months to obtain a license. You must have an active California medical license prior to the starting date of your fellowship. Due to funding restrictions, we can only accept applicants with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Timelines

The ERAS system opens in June for applicants to begin working on their applications. However, applicants will be unable to formally apply to our program (or any other pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program) until July 5, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible; our deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.”

Interview days will generally occur on Wednesdays during September-November, but the program will work to accommodate applicant scheduling needs.