Applying for an Infectious Diseases Fellowship


Candidates who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Medicine-Pediatrics will be considered for entry into the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. Candidates who have completed a residency in Medicine-Pediatrics may also apply for a four-year BIDMC-Boston Children's Hospital Combined ID Fellowship Training pathway in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This training pathway is a collaboration between BIDMC and Boston Children's Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship Programs. Applicants for this training path will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will submit applications to both programs. If invited for interviews, dates will be coordinated between BIDMC and BCH for the convenience of the applicant.

Applications should be initiated approximately 12 months in advance of the anticipated beginning of the fellowship. Selection of fellows through the Specialty Matching Program NRMP is completed 7 months in advance of the beginning date of fellowship training. As advocated by the Infectious Disease Society of America, we use ERAS for submission of application materials.

The program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to provide training that, upon completion, qualifies trainees for board certification in infectious diseases. Board eligibility is achieved after successful completion of year two of training.

The following materials are required for application to Fellowship Training in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

  • Common application form submitted through ERAS
  • 3 letters of recommendation, one letter must be from Program Director of Internal Medicine training
  • Curriculum vitae (resume)
  • A personal statement describing your interests and professional goals
  • USMLE scores Steps I, II, and III (required to obtain Massachusetts Medical license)
  • Photograph (not mandatory, but helpful)

Foreign Medical Graduates must hold an ECFMG certificate. We do accept applications from candidates with J-1 or H1-B visas.

We will be accepting applications for the next fellowship class starting in July. Applicants will be contacted regarding interviews July and August . Interviews will be held during September and October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates for ID Fellowship ERAS application submission and review may be slightly delayed for the 2020 cycle, so review ERAS application and NRMP match timelines carefully and please contact our program coordinator (Mimi Gunning) with any questions.

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