Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Applying

Eligibilty Requirements

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems can only support J-1 visas.

How to Apply:

The Infectious Disesase fellowship training program at VCU is a participant in the NRMP match. All applications will be accepted through ERAS and follow ERAS deadlines.

Required Documentation

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE score reports
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • MPSE
  • A personal statement
  • 4 letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • A photograph

If applicable, please provide the following:
  • ECFMG certificate
  • Medical School Diploma (with translation if necessary)

Application Timeline:

We will review applications from July 15 through October 15. Invitations to interview will likely be issued during this time frame.

Interviews:

Interviews are typically conducted on Mondays so that applicants can attend ID Grand Rounds. Applicants can expect to arrive shortly before 9 a.m. for a full day.

The interview day consists of the following:

  • Introduction to the program and division by the Program Director
  • Interviews with VCUHS and VA-based faculty
  • Tour of the VCUHS facilities
  • Lunch with current fellows
  • Attendance at ID Grand Rounds
Interview days typically end between 3 and 4p.m. A sample itinerary is provided to give you a general sense of how we structure the day. See sample intinerary here.

Hotel Information

We recommend the following hotels, be sure to ask for the VCU rate when making a reservation:

Hilton Garden Inn, Richmond Downtown             
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 344-4300
VCU Rate: $114 plus tax (parking, $21 plus tax, is not included) [Ask for VCU rate] A short walk from the Medical Center, also provides a complementary
shuttle.

Crowne Plaza, Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804)788-0900
VCU Rate: $114 plus tax (includes parking and breakfast for one) [Ask for VCU rate] A short walk from the Medical Center, also provides a complementary
shuttle.