Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Application & Admissions
The Infectious Diseases fellowship program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland accepts one fellow per year. Applicants are accepted based on their potential to become successful academic clinicians and researchers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Candidates are assessed on their academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a Pediatric Residency Program in North America, passed Parts I, II, and III of the USMLE, and be board eligible in pediatrics prior
to the start of the fellowship.
Children's Hospital Oakland does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability.
Applications must include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Letters of Recommendation (3 letters - including a letter from the current program director)
All applications to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship are processed through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). The application and information about our program is available at ERAS.
We also review individually submitted applications for possible transfers mid-fellowship.
International Medical Graduates
International medical graduates applications must include the items listed above as well as:
- Copy of Green Card, J-1 Visa, or Documentation of U.S. Citizenship
- Valid ECFMG Certificate
- Evidence of previous training in the United States
- Letter from the Medical Board of California verifying qualification for licensure in the state
To be eligible for appointment to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Children's Hospital Oakland, an applicant must meet one or more of the following qualifications:
- Be a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison
- Committee on Medical Education (LCME) -OR-
- Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States
- Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) -OR-
- Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
- Have a current valid ECFMG certificate -OR-
- Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction.
Application Review Process
Application materials are reviewed by our fellowship program director, faculty and fellows. Based on the quality of the application and academic credentials, the applicant may be invited for an interview. Travel expenses are not reimbursed, however, we will work with the applicant to accommodate special requests.
Applicants spend a day at the institution and interview with members of the faculty, the Program Director, and the Division co-Director, whenever possible. All applicants will have the opportunity for an informal discussion with the fellows, typically over lunch. Applicants will also meet with potential research mentors in the division and at CHORI and learn of potential research opportunities.
Faculty and fellows are asked to submit interview evaluations, which, in combination with the quality of the application materials, assist with the formal selection and ranking process.
Dr. Ann Petru is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director. Dr. A. Desiree LaBeaud serves as the Co-Director of the fellowship program.
Yung Nguyen is the Infectious Disease Administrative Coordinator. Applicants are encouraged to contact Yung with questions about the program. She will coordinate visits and gather the necessary documents to enable applications to be processed.
Infectious Disease Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (510) 428-3336
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