Application Information

All applicants who wish to apply to our ACGME accredited fellowship program are done through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The University participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

UConn only sponsors J-1 visas for those applicants who are not permanent residents or U.S. citizens. UConn does not accept H1 visas. You may start the application process in July. The Rheumatology Division interviews occurs on Wednesdays from August to October.

If you have any questions about the fellowship, you may call 860-679-3605.

All applications should include:

  1. A completed ERAS form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Photograph
  4. Medical School Transcript
  5. Dean’s letter
  6. USMLE Part 1, 2, and 3 or Complex Part 1, 2, and 3
  7. Three Current letters of Recommendations
  8. Valid ECFMG Certificate for foreign medical school graduates

Fellowship Eligibility and Selection

Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants with the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the fellowship program:

a. Graduates of residency programs accredited by ACGME

And one of the following criteria below:

b. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

c. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

d. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

  1. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or,

e. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

H1 visas for fellowships are not supported by the UConn Health.

Fellowship Selection

a. Fellowship Selection is based on the applicant’s preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

b. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all respects and for all learners.

c. In selecting from among qualified applicants, this fellowship program participates in an organized matching program, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

d. Applicants are advised to review and familiarize themselves with the following link to view important information pertaining to benefits.

Sample Contract: Download and/or Print Sample Contract

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.