Application Instructions

Applying for Fellowship

The University of Florida Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program participates in both the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of all of its fellowship participants. Applications are accepted from July through September for positions that begin on July 8th of the following academic year and must be submitted through ERAS.

Applications must include:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • All American Board of Pediatric In-Training Exam (ABPITE) scores
  • Scores from all three (3) steps of either the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  • A personal statement.
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • All applicants must have successfully completed a US Residency Program.

International Medical Graduates are accepted and welcome to apply, however, we will only sponsor a J-1 Visa.

All completed applications are reviewed by the program director for interview selection. Interviews are conducted from July through November. Applicants who are selected for interviews are scheduled to meet with attending faculty members, Division Chairman, and the Fellowship Program Director. Applicants are also given a tour of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic, and meet with current fellows, nursing staff, and administration staff. Once all of the interviews are conducted, the group establishes a ranking list to submitted to NRMP. (see update to virtual recruitment for 2022 cycle below)


Diversity and Inclusion

At the University of Florida, we strongly believe in the value of diversity in our training program and our community. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.  Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion.


Fellowship Application Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
June 9, 2021 ERAS 2022 season begins at 9 a.m. ET.
June 10, 2021 EFDO will release tokens to fellowship applicants.
July 7, 2021 July cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
July 21, 2021 July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET.
December 15, 2021 Match results available for 2022 July cycle fellowship program
May 31, 2022 ERAS 2022 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.

Recruitment for the 2022 Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Application Cycle

The UF Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program is aware of the challenges that have and will continue to arise for the upcoming interview season. As an institution, under the leadership of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, it has been decided that all residency and fellowship programs based at UF Gainesville will only be offering virtual interviews this year. As our local situation evolves and additional recommendations are made, we will update this site with information regarding application requirements, interview dates, and whether opportunities will exist for in-person second looks. We look forward to engaging with applicants in a safe and meaningful way and embracing creative approaches to introduce applicants to the UF Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, our fellowship program and the beautiful Gainesville community.