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Application Information

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology welcomes applicants for our fellowship program. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to manage applications. ERAS opens in July for fellowships starting in July of the following year.


Candidates must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME accredited residency in general pediatrics or internal medicine/pediatrics prior to entering fellowship. Applicants pursuing other training pathways approved by the American Board of Pediatrics are also welcomed to apply.

For more eligibility information, please read our GME Applicant Eligibility Policy.

How to Apply

When ERAS is open, please submit the following documents via the ERAS system:

  • MyERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement telling us about yourself, your interest in rheumatology, long term plans, and specific fellowship training goals
  • Recent photograph
  • A copy of your USMLE Board Score Certificates
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty within your department (one from the Department Chair or a Division Chief, one from a pediatric rheumatologist, and one from another faculty member who is familiar with your work)
  • Foreign graduates: Include copy of ECFMG certificate. ECFMG certification is required of all foreign medical graduates

After completed applications are received, we will contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview.

Contact Us

David M. Siegel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief
Fellowship Director

Rachel Bills

Fellowship Administrator
Phone: (585) 276-4698
Fax: (585) 276-1198

Program Mailing Address

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester, New York 14642