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Application Guidelines

2015 APPLICATION TIMELINE*

June
Tokens available (exact dates)

July
ERAS application opens (exact date)

August 27
Match opens

October 22
Ranking opens

December 3
Rank order deadline

December 17
Match Day

* Fellows who match December 2015 will start fellowship July 1, 2016.

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

Interviews

Living in Madison 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

Since all pediatric specialty fellowships have many features in common that are dictated by accreditation requirements, search for the differences that will help you identify a program that is the best fit for your goals and needs.

  • Ask a lot of questions!

  • Although securing a fellowship position can be competitive, it is still important to identify personal priorities that would make a program a good match, and seek out support for them in the programs you visit. Here are some helpful questions:

    • Do you hope to spend your research time in a laboratory or clinical research setting? How well-protected is the research time? What intramural funding is available to support fellowship research projects? How do fellows identify research mentors?
    • Do you envision a career primarily as a clinician or clinical investigator? How well is this career path supported at your prospective programs, in terms of specialized training and funding?
    • Do you wish to live in a certain area of the country? Are you looking for more urban or rural environments?
    • Will you be relocating with a partner or family? What is the maternity or paternity leave policy for trainees? Is daycare easily obtainable? Are the schools accessible and of high quality? Will the availability of work for your partner be important?
    • How affordable and comprehensive is the health insurance at your prospective programs?

  • Fellows are the best source of information for much of what you’re trying to learn about the program, so speak to as many fellows as you can at the programs you visit.

    • Gauge how the fellows feel about their training experience.
    • Assess how well prepared fellows feel for finding a job and continuing with their careers.
    • Ask about what fellows feel are the greatest strengths of their program, how it could be improved, and how the fellowship responds to efforts by fellows to improve the program.

Review fellowship websites and printed materials in order to build an understanding of the support that will be available for your clinical and research interests at each program.


Last updated: 11/07/2014
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