How to Apply

Rheumatology fellowships are offered to MDs who have completed three years of post-graduate training in Internal Medicine or two years under the ABIM Research Pathway. All applicants are expected to be Board Eligible in Internal Medicine when beginning the Rheumatology Fellowship unless they are part of the ABIM Research Pathway. It is expected that all Rheumatology fellows will have passed USMLE I, II and III as requirements of training.

Waivers to this requirement may be granted on an individual basis. Details regarding certification for ABIM candidates may be found on the ABIM website.

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Rheumatology Fellowship

All 2022 positions have been filled. We will be participating in the National Residency Matching Program and ERAS for our 2023 fellowship positions. We will be accepting applications in July 2022.

Important Dates

July 2022ERAS allows programs to view applications

September 2022: Interviews start. Interview days are Fridays

Friday, September 9, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

Please submit the following required documents through ERAS only:

  • Fellowship Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate if needed (transmitted by NBME)
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Recent Photograph
  • Visa status. At this time, we are only able to sponsor J1 visas

For additional information please contact:

Johanna Alm
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Coordinator
T: (650) 497-3894

Neha S. Shah
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director