Division of Infectious Diseases Application Process

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The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital participates in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Interested applicants should log onto the ERAS site to get more information about the application process and relevant fees. Fellowship applications should include:

    1. Completed ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)

    2. Three letters of recommendation

    3. Medical School Transcript

    4. Medical Student Performance Evaluation/letter from the dean of your medical school

    5. Wallet-sized color photograph

    6. USMLE scores

    7. Personal Statement:  Please outline the reasons for your interest in pursuing a career in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, providing a detailed description of your long term academic plans, your research experience, and future research interests.

    8. Updated curriculum vitae

    9. ECFMG certification for individuals who completed medical training outside of the U.S.

Questions about the application process should be directed to Ms. Boyle. Questions regarding the training program should be directed to Dr. Tanvi Sharma.

Nora Boyle
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
Tel (617) 919-2899
Fax (617) 730-0254 

Tanvi Sharma, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
Tel (617) 919-2900
Fax (617) 730-0254

Foreign Applicants

The ACGME states that all required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, or in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada- accredited residency program located in Canada. Fellowship programs must receive verification of each entering fellow’s level of competency in the required field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the core residency program.  Exceptions to this requirement may be considered at the discretion of programs and institutions for exceptionally-qualified applicants through an institutional review committee.  Based on this requirement, our fellowship program is no longer routinely considering applications for an ACGME-accredited fellowship position from individuals who have not completed a pediatrics residency in the U.S. or Canada.  Questions regarding eligibility for training in our program may be directed to our program coordinator, Nora Boyle.

Selection Process

Applications and supporting material must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Please review the ERAS website for instructions on uploading applications and submission timelines. Our program will review applications beginning in July 2016 and will continue to review applications received by September 30, 2016. We expect to schedule interviews between August 1, 2016 and October 15, 2016. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. Our fellowship program participates in the Fall Pediatric Subspecialties Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must register with NRMP prior to interviewing. Our program encourages applications from under-represented minorities..

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Questions should be addressed to Nora Boyle at 617-919-2899 or Email.

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