Fellows Survival Guide

Application Process

Most pediatric infectious diseases fellowship programs receive applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and offer positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. Through this process, applicants may begin ERAS applications on July 5th, approximately a year prior to the intended fellowship start date. Interviews typically occur in August through October, and rank lists are due in late October. Match Day is in mid-December.

Visit the ERAS fellowship applicant page for information about the ERAS fellowship application process. Visit the NRMP Pediatric Specialties Fall Match page for information about the NRMP match process.

Not all pediatric infectious diseases fellowship programs participate in ERAS. Click here to find out which programs participate. A comprehensive list of all pediatric infectious diseases fellowships is available on the Fellowship Training Directory, and application information for positions are available on the PIDS Fellowship Positions page. You may also contact programs directly for application information.

To get an idea of what is expected for an ID fellow to graduate and become an ID physician, you can access the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) list of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Pediatric subspecialties here

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