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:
- A completed ERAS form
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s letter
- USMLE Part 1, 2, and 3 or Complex Part 1, 2, and 3
- Three Current letters of Recommendations
- Valid ECFMG Certificate for foreign medical school graduates
Fellowship Eligibility and Selection
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:
- 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.
a. Fellowship Selection is based on the applicant’s preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The UConn Health Fellowship Program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.
b. In selecting from among qualified applicants, this fellowship program participates in an organized matching program, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
c. Applicants are advised to review and familiarize themselves with the following link to view important information pertaining to benefits.
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