2016-2017 APPLICATION TIMELINE*
Anytime: Contact dballen [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (Fellowship Program Director)
September 28, 2016 (12pm ET)
October 26, 2016 (12pm ET)
November 30, 2016 (9pm ET)
December 14, 2016 (12pm ET)
* Fellows who match December 2016 will start fellowship July 1, 2017.
Applications are accepted through ERAS in conjunction with EFDO. Please apply during the academic year prior to starting fellowship. You must register for a token before starting your ERAS application. All applicants must participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our fellowship matches one new fellow per academic year.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for a UW Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship position:
- graduate of US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME);
- graduate of US college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,
- graduate of medical school outside the US or Canada who is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and has US citizenship
The UW Endocrinology and Diabetes Program is one of a select group of training programs which receive stipend support for second and third year fellows through a NIH T32 Training Grant. As an NIH-supported program, we are unable to accept applicants who are on a visa of any type.
Application Materials Required
- ERAS application
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- 3 Letters of recommendation, including one from your current Program Director
Upon receipt of all application material, selected candidates will be invited to Madison to meet our team and get a taste of our program and city. Interviews are conducted on Tuesdays from September through mid-November.
Expectations of Qualified Candidates
- Enthusiasm for a career in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
- Sensitivity to, and readiness for, the life-altering nature of the diagnoses and treatments encountered in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
- Desire, through research, to provide a meaningful contribution to our understanding of the biology, prevention, and treatment of disorders of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.
- Track record of delivering excellent and compassionate care to children through categorical pediatrics or medicine/pediatrics residency
Tips for Success in Finding the Right Fellowship
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