How to Apply

All interviews will be virtual in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Fellows can apply beginning July 1, and the programs can upload the applications beginning July 15.

US residents should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS at

International residents should contact the ECFMG at

An ECFMG certificate must accompany the ERAS application.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of the applicant's long-term career goal and field of interest
  • dean's letter
  • three letters of support from individuals who can assess the applicant's potential for a career in allergy-immunology from firsthand knowledge of the applicant's performance
  • copies of ECFMG scores for Steps I, II, and III (if completed)
  • Certified copies of applicant's transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • medical school transcript
  • Recent digital photograph (.jpg) of applicant must accompany application or be provided at time of interview
  • All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (Phone: 202-828-0566).

The NRMP number for our program is 1203020F0.

If you have any questions, contact Patty Bruffey-Thoene.

Application Deadline

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted through ERAS.  We review all completed applications submitted through September 1, however, once we have filled our interview slots we do not review further applications. Interviews typically occur in August and September. 

Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is

  • one mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria;
  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise;
  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment;
  • presents resources and tools by the ABMS; 
  • a commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care; and
  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

For more information visit the following sites for specifics on board certification requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualified applicants to the University of Iowa Allergy/Immunology  Fellowship Program are those who have successfully completed medical school and a medicine residency program at an accredited institution.

Interview Information

At the interview, perspective candidates will receive an overview of the program and tour of the facilities. In addition to meeting with the program director and key faculty members, applicants have an opportunity to meet with our current fellows and other members of our medical team (allied health providers, nurses, pharmacists) and administrative team (program coordinator, support staff).