Fellowship Application Process

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Boston University Medical Center. Candidates who have successfully completed at least the first two years of residency in Internal Medicine will be considered for entry into the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training.  Our training program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Upon completion, trainees are eligible to sit for the ABIM subspecialty infectious diseases board exam. Those who complete the dual ID-Addiction fellowship will be eligible to sit for both the ID and Addiction board exams.

Applications to the Boston University Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  To apply, please visit the ERAS online website at: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants/.  Please submit your application as early as possible to expedite scheduling of interviews.

The following materials are required for applications to the Fellowship Training in Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • USMLE Transcripts or Complex Transcripts from Osteopathic Medical Schools
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Photograph (optional but helpful)
  • ECFMG (International  Medical Graduates only)


Interview and Selection Process:

    • Applications will be reviewed once all the requirements listed above have been received by the program through ERAS.
    • Interviews are usually held on Thursdays during September and October. During the 2021-2022 application season, interviews will occur by Zoom. Applicants will  have an overview of the program with the program director, interview separately with 2 members of the faculty and virtually have lunch with the current fellows. In addition, they will have the opportunity to attend our Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds (via Zoom) where experts on infectious diseases, immunology and microbiology are invited.
    • We very much would like to meet with you face-to-face and showcase the many incredible aspects of our program, our faculty, and our fellows with you. For reasons of equity across programs and applicants, however, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its Training Program Directors’ Committee has rendered guidance that 2021 recruitment should be all-virtual for all programs and applicants
    • IDSA, the ID Training Program Directors’ Committee, and all ID program directors understand that the fellowship application season falls during this complex and chaotic time. We also understand that some anticipated ID clinical elective rotations may not be undertaken, that anticipated research projects may not be completed, and that previously envisioned letters of recommendation may not materialize. We assure you that we will review all applications mindful of these realities, and we will not hold schedule changes imposed by COVID-19 against any applicant.
    • We strongly encourage anyone who is considering applying for ID fellowship training to apply, and not to withhold your application because of these concerns. We welcome your interest in infectious diseases and our program, and we look forward to meeting many of you on the interview trail this year, whether in person or remotely
    • We do understand that difficulties arise in scheduling multiple interviews and we’ll try to accommodate individual requests for other dates wherever possible.
    • Interviews are by e-mail invitation only.  Applicants who have met our requirements will be notified through e-mail to the applicant’s e-mail address provided on the ERAS application.

To request additional information about the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, please submit questions through the Fellowship Information Request.