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).

Residents with questions can find out more about ERAS Fellowship through the AAMC web site: and can begin working on their applications now.

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

International medical graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) at

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of the applicant's long-term career goal and fields of interest
  • Four letters of support, one of which comes from the program director of the residency program where you trained
  • Copies of applicant transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 and/or COMLEX-USA Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Medical school transcript
  • A recent photograph
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable

All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our NRMP program number is 120315FO.

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

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is October 15.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

Board Certification

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

Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 

  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise
  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment
  • presents resources and tools by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • demonstrates a commitment to lifelong improvement for providing the best patient care
  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare

For more information, please visit the American Board of Internal Medicine website.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications for candidates include (1) an MD degree (or equivalent), (2) completion or expected completion of three years of residency training in Internal Medicine, with Board Eligibility or Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, by the initiation of Rheumatology Fellowship training. We welcome applicants from combined residency programs such as Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Psychiatry.

Interview Information

At the interview, prospective candidates will receive an overview of the program and tour of the facilities. 

Applicants for the dual-certification pathway will meet faculty and fellow physicians from both Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology sections of the Division of Immunology over the course of one or two days.