How to Apply

Fellowships in Rheumatology

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 2023

All 2023 positions have been filled. We will be participating in the National Residency Matching Program and ERAS for our 2024 fellowship positions. We wil be accepting applications in July 2023.

Important Dates

July 2023: ERAS allows programs to view applicants
September 2023: Interviews start.
Interview days:
Friday, September 8, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
Friday, September 29, 2023
Friday, October 6, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023.

We will also be hosting a Meet & Greet with Division Faculty and Fellows on Friday, August 25, 2023.

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 for individuals who are not US citizens. 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