The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Application Process

Each year the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program accepts up to three new fellows. Preference is given to candidates with interests in careers in clinical, translational or basic science research and who have the potential to become successful academic subspecialists.

We have no citizenship requirements. Applicants must have a MD or local equivalent and three years of postdoctoral training in pediatrics in either an ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program or an RCPSC-accredited pediatric residency program in Canada. An exception to the latter requirement may be made for an exceptionally qualified applicant who meets the following additional qualifications and conditions:

  1. Completion of a non-ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program in pediatrics,
  2. Satisfactory completion of USMLE Step 1, 2, and, if eligible, Step 3 examinations,
  3. Verification of ECFMG certification for international medical graduates,
  4. Demonstrated clinical excellence, in comparison to peers, throughout training, and
  5. Additional evidence of exceptional qualifications, such as: participation in additional clinical or research training in pediatrics or pediatric infectious diseases, demonstrated scholarship in pediatrics or pediatric infectious diseases, demonstrated leadership during or after residency training, and/or completion of an ACGME-International-accredited residency program.

We suggest candidates seeking status as an exceptionally qualified applicant address these qualifications and conditions in their applications.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and, off cycle, directly by the program. These must include at least the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three original letters of recommendation (submitted directly from the referee)
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical school transcripts
  • ECFMG Certification (if applicable)

Interviews begin in mid-July and continue through mid-April. Interviews typically last an entire Friday and provide an opportunity to meet the faculty and current fellows and to tour both hospital facilities. The costs of the interview, including airfare, lodging, and meals, are covered by the program.

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