Candidates must be a graduate of a certified Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program, and must be board certified or board eligible for that program.
Fellowship applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) online service that transmits applications and supporting documentation for U.S. fellowship matching positions. Selections are announced as part of the NRMP Fellowship Match in December. Please note, you must apply through ERAS and register for participation in the match through the NRMP Fellowship Medical Specialties Matching Program.
For your information:
- Program number is 0200300001
- Number of fellows per year: 1 or 2
- Length of Fellowship: 2 years
- Opportunities available for third year, research track
Below is a list of minimum requirements needed for an application to the Allergy and Immunology Track:
- ERAS application
- Personal statement
- Three current letters of recommendation from people you’ve worked with in the last year
- Must have passed USMLE (Steps 1, 2 and 3) or COMLEX to be considered for an interview
- The PGY-level is set for the program, not the individual. All fellows in PCCM and CCM programs enter as a PGY-4 regardless of their previous experience.
International Medical Graduates
Highly qualified International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply to the Program. In addition to the above requirements, they must have a standard ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Fellows must have either U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status. This fellowship program is unable to accept candidates with H1B visas, but will accept candidates with J-1 visas.
Timeline and Deadlines
All applicants are reviewed through ERAS, internal and external candidates alike. The Program reviews all applications and selects the most qualified candidates for an interview.
- June: MyERAS opens for fellowship applicants (click here for MyERAS® Fellowship User Guide)
- Mid-July: ERAS PostOffice opens to July cycle programs
- August: Interviews begin.
- December: Match Results available for July application cycle programs
What to Expect
The ERAS and NRMP websites have information for fellowship application and match registration deadlines. It is generally recommended applicants start gathering application materials in January to be ready to apply by July. It is highly recommended you have taken “Step III” (pre-boards residency exam). ERAS begins transmitting applications to the fellowship programs in early to mid-July. It is highly recommended your application be completed and submitted by this point. The application review process starts the last week of July through August. Interview offers go out shortly after the review process. Interviews occur over a 6-8 week period beginning the last week of August through October (This may vary depending on the application deadlines for ERAS and NRMP.). Rank lists are due in mid-November and the match announcement is in early December.
A Fellow accepts appointment as a Clinical Assistant in the Program. It is understood that appointments at the UA College of Medicine are year-to-year, and subject to annual renewal, pursuant to Chapter 4, University Handbook for Appointed Personnel and the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, 6-301, et seq.
All accepted candidates will undergo an onboarding process through Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Graduate Medical Educatioin Office.
- Our program emphasizes the three pillars of the University of Arizona- Banner University Medical Group mission: Patient Care, Research, and Education.
- Strong candidates for this program will show a history of excellence in at least one of these areas:
- Clinical Expertise
- Quality Improvement
- Clinical, Translational, or Basic Science Research
- Education leadership