Applying to ID Fellowships
Applicants should be either U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. Unfortunately due to NIH training grant requirements, we are unable to support applicants to the traditional (research) fellowship track who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents, although we generally are able to on the Clinician/Educator track.
Applicants should hold an M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. degree and be in good standing in the medical community. By the time of enrollment in our fellowship program, you should have completed an accredited internship and one or two additional years of internal medicine residency training, and a California license to practice medicine.
Please note, effective January 1, 2020, the Medical Board of California's requirements are changing: A Physician/Surgeon's Certificate in California will require thirty-six (36) months with at least 24 consecutive months in the same program of ACGME (or Canada - RCPSC/CFPC)-accredited postgraduate training for all applicants regardless of whether the medical school attended was domestic or international.
Our traditional and CE fellowship programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program (apply for ICHS via the coordinator). Dates will be posted on the NRMP website. Please note that there are separate applications for the traditional (research) fellowship and clinician/educator (CE) fellowship tracks.
All applicants must submit their fellowship application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, letters of recommendation (at least 3), medical school transcript, USMLE transcript, and recent photograph through ERAS at https://www.erasfellowshipdocuments.org/ before August 15 in order to be considered. In addition, foreign medical graduates must also submit their ECFMG certificate (transmitted by NBME).
We will periodically update the website when our application deadline and other information related to the match become available.
Please submit the following required documents via ERAS by August 15
- Fellowship Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Letters of Recommendation (at least 3)
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Transcript
- Recent Photograph
- ECFMG Certificate if needed (transmitted by NBME)
We invite candidates whom we feel will gain most from the training program to interview with us at Stanford. Fellowship interviews generally take place during September and October. We will prepare an agenda for each visiting applicant, including meetings with current faculty and fellows, to acquaint you with the clinical and research opportunities offered with our programs. After reviewing the description of the program, you may wish to meet with particular members of the faculty or have in-depth discussions about a particular research area. Please inform the fellowship coordinator about your special interests, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
In November, the faculty will review all of the documents for each candidate including impressions obtained from interviews. Applicants will then be ranked with the National Residency Matching Program infectious diseases fellowship match. We will be happy to provide information about the status of each person's application at any time during the process.
For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator.
T: (650) 725-8338