We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The elements of the application that we require through ERAS are:
- Common Application Form
- CV with any gaps in training explained
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s Letter
- Three Letters of Reference including one from the program director or department chair of your present program
- USMLE Transcript
- Personal Statement
Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible fellowship training:
a. Graduate of U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
b. Graduate of a foreign medical school with:
- A valid ECFMG certificate or
- Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCME or
- A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine
Applicants must have successfully completed a three-year internal medicine residency prior to that anticipated start date of the Infectious Diseases fellowship program.
Our program does not have a cut off year since graduation from medical school. Applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3.
A personal interview is required. Telephone interviews are not granted. Selected applicants are invited for interviews in the months of September to October.
Interviews are held on Tuesdays. The day typically begins at 7:30 a.m. with a meet and greet with the program director, followed by Intercity Grand Rounds. The interview process begins at 9 a.m. at which time applicants meet with several ID specialists. This will be followed by a tour, lunch, and a short wrap up with the program director. The day ends at approximately 1 p.m.
UConn accepts applicants who are United States citizens, or foreign nationals who have J-1, EAD, or permanent resident status. The UConn School of Medicine/Capital Area Health Consortium does NOT sponsor H1B or O visas.
Fellows are selected from eligible applicants on the basis of their academic credentials, preparedness, ability, aptitude, communication skills, personal qualities such as motivation and integrity, and other factors.
The Fellowship Selection Committee determines the rank list and order for NRMP. Candidates will be selected for the NRMP rank list and order on the basis of their academic credentials, preparedness, ability, aptitude, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity as demonstrated during the interview. The NRMP match is binding.
No resident will be permitted to begin training without legal permission to work in the U.S. UConn is under no obligation to hold any position for any candidate who matched but who does not have legal documentation to work in the United States.
Applicants are advised to review and familiarize themselves with important information pertaining to benefits, policies and procedures, as well as a sample contract and acknowledgement statement on the Graduate Medical Education site.
Sample Contract: Download and/or Print Sample Contract
The program does not discriminate with regards to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.