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Admission

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program! We are thrilled you are interested in our program. Please review the following information in entirety and reach out with any questions or concerns.   

All fellowship positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Applications for fellowship are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning July 1, 2020, for the 2021-22 fellowship appointment, with training starting on July 1, 2021. Completed applications are reviewed and eligible candidates are contacted directly to schedule an interview with the program. Our program prepares a unique 1-day itinerary for each candidate, with their specific interests in mind, which includes meeting with faculty members and current fellows.  Please note that due to COVID-19, interviews will be conducted virtually during the 2020 recruitment season. 

Applicants are invited to visit the UCSD Office of Graduate Medical Education website to view the following documents: 

  • Terms and Conditions of Appointment (last updated 2019/20)
  • Sample Appointment Letter (last updated 2019/20)
  • Resident Physician Position Description (last updated 2019/20)

Statement on Diversity

Our program values diversity and strives to create a diverse educational environment within the ID/GPH Division.  We strongly encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply to our fellowship program.

Required Documentation

A complete application with the following documents are required through ERAS:

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letter(s) of Recommendation (LoRs)
  • USMLE Transcript (optional)
  • COMLEX-USA Transcript (optional)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or “Dean’s Letter”)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Photo (optional)
To be invited for interview, International Medical Graduates will need to provide the following in additional documentation: 

  • ECFMG Status Report 
  • Permanent Resident Status 

Eligibility Requirements

Fellows in the 3-year ID Research Track are supported on an institutional training grant (T32) from the National Institutes of Health. Therefore, to be eligible for a slot on this grant, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or be designated a permanent resident (have a Green Card).  If you are a fellow in the 2-year Clinician Educator Track this does not apply.

Contact Information

Program Director: Constance Benson, M.D.
Associate Program Director: Darcy Wooten, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Meredith Lococo

Questions?

Please contact Meredith Lococo at: 
Phone: (858) 822-4995
Email: melococo@health.ucsd.edu