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ID Fellowship Application

The Infectious Diseases Fellowship program consists of a core two year training experience.  We have 6 RRC approved fellowship positions, 3 per year. 

Criteria for applying for Infectious Diseases Fellowship positions:

  1. Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and completion of all necessary forms required via that organization, including the common application form.
  2. US citizenship or a valid visa (if ongoing work authorization is required for continued training in the US, the only visa supported by WFBMC is a J1 visa).
  3. Graduation from an accredited medical school or osteopathic school, either in the US or abroad; if the applicant is an International Medical Graduate (IMG), he or she must have a valid and current ECFMG certification.
  4. Prior completion of, or current enrollment in, an ACGME-approved internal medicine residency program.  Prior to beginning fellowship training, the applicant will need a letter from their program director certifying successful and satisfactory completion of at least three (3) years of residency training.
  5. At least four (4) letters of recommendation, including one from the Program Director or Chairman of the applicant's internal medicine residency program.  If the applicant has previously completed training and is now in clinical practice, a letter from a current supervisor or partner will need to be submitted in addition to a letter from the prior Program Director or Chairman.
  6. Passing scores on Step 1 and 2 (and Step 3 if already taken) or on COMLEX; those scores must be provided.
  7. Acceptable English language skills.

Applications are received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Please note that any questions regarding ERAS should be directed to your Dean's Office/Office of Student Activities or the ERAS web site.

More information about the application process can be found on our Medical Center's House Staff Services website including information for international medical graduates.     

Completed ERAS application should include the following:

  1. The ERAS common application form and accompanying photo.
  2. Four (4) letters of recommendation.
  3. Official medical school transcript.
  4. Personal statement.
  5. Current CV.
  6. USMLE Step 1, 2, & 3 scores and/or COMLEX scores.
  7. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

If you should have any additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Lynne Goulding, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator, at


Invitations for interviews will be issued by means of an ERAS e-mail (starting in August and throughout interview process) after completed applications have been received and reviewed by the Applicant Review Committee.   Not all applicants will be invited for interviews.  Interviews occur primarily from late August to late October. You will be notified of the available dates when you are invited to interview. A typical interview day would last from 8:00 am-3:00 pm and include an introduction to the program from the fellowship director, personal interviews with the fellowship director and selected faculty, attendance at our Clinical Case Conference, lunch and informal time with current fellows, and tour of the medical center.  If an applicant has a special area of interest (e.g., hospital epidemiology), every effort will be made to insure that the applicant interviews with a faculty member of that interest.

Air Travel

ID Fellow App Plane 1The Piedmont Triad International Airport located in Greensboro, NC is less than 30 minutes away from Winston-Salem. Charlotte Douglas Airport is 1½ hours from Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham is ~2 hours away.


ID Fellow App bottom 1For further directions to our Medical Center as well as within our facility, please visit our Patients & Visitors website for Maps, Directions & Parking.


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