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! While so much has changed over the past few months, we are proud to be a part of the specialty that is so integral in addressing this pandemic from every level. We understand the complexities that this has added to the process of applying for fellowship and pursuing your goals.

With this in mind, 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.

A message from the Infectious Disease Society of America

IDSA, the ID Training Program Directors’ Committee, and all ID program directors understand that the fellowship application season falls during this complex and chaotic time. We also understand that some anticipated ID clinical elective rotations may not be undertaken, that anticipated research projects may not be completed, and that previously envisioned letters of recommendation may not materialize.

We assure you that we will review all applications mindful of these realities, and we will not hold schedule changes imposed by COVID-19 against any applicant. We strongly encourage anyone who is considering applying for ID fellowship training to apply, and not to withhold your application because of these concerns. We welcome your interest in infectious diseases and our program, and we look forward to meeting many of you on the interview trail this year, whether in person or remotely.

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.

Diversity and inclusion

We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, and communities.

Graduate Medical Education at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and physicians with diverse backgrounds to our residency and fellowship programs.

Graduate Medical Education Statement on Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging