How to Apply

Fellowships begin in July of each year. Our recruitment cycles will begin in July of the year prior to the fellowship start date. We only accept applications through Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS).

Virtual recruitment

Thank you for your interest in a fellowship in Infectious Disease, and in our program in particular! In keeping with best interview practices developed over the past few years, we are planning to conduct our recruitment process through various means, which will include our website, videos, virtual interview days to include faculty and fellows, videoconferencing, and personal phone calls. We want to ensure that you get a good view of the many opportunities our program has to offer so encourage you to reach out with any questions. Our website is continually being updated, so please come back to see if there is any new information regularly. We will be accepting applications through ERAS and scheduling virtual interviews to start in September.

Our Interview days will consist of an introduction and program overview with our Program Director, attendance at our weekly conference, discussions with faculty and fellows and usually a LIVE virtual tour of our facilities with the Program Director. We have worked hard over the past few years to develop a process that will provide the best information to you in a reasonable amount of time. One of our fellows assessed this process and presented her findings at IDWeek!

We do not plan formal “in-person” interview days, but are happy to arrange a time to come for a “second look” after we have completed our interview process and “locked” our rank order list. These visit will have NO bearing on our selection process. We value a diverse community and hope our methods will help to promote and ensure an equitable process for all applicants. If you feel that you are not able to get enough information about the culture of our program, please reach out and we will do our best to help you get the information you need to make your decision.

Position availability

  • One to three fellows are selected annually.

Application deadline

  • We accept applications from July through October.

Program duration

  • The program is currently two years long, with the possibility of a third year.


Candidates must be graduates of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical school, have completed an accredited Internal Medicine residency, and be board eligible in Internal Medicine per American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) guidelines.

Application requirements

This fellowship participates in the Infectious Disease Match Program and ERAS. We do not accept paper applications. ERAS requires the following:

  • The common application form
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • ECFMG report and certificate for international medical graduates (this includes U.S. applicants attending medical schools outside of the U.S.)
  • An official transcript from the applicant's medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • The Department of Medicine letter
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Requirements for foreign applicants

Candidates must meet the GME at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Eligibility Requirements. You must have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be eligible for application to a GME-accredited clinical training program.

Please note that it is a requirement of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine to have successfully passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2, or NBME Parts 1 and 2, or have obtained ECFMG Certification in order to apply for a training license. It is imperative that you meet these requirements in order to begin your training on time, or jeopardize acceptance of your application.