How To Apply

Four first-year positions in our fellowship program are available each year. All interested applicants will be considered for the Duke Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Program. Interested applicants are invited to submit an application using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

The following documents should be submitted directly to the ERAS Fellowship Document Office:

  • Personal statement describing your long-term career goals and plans for research in as much detail as possible.
  • Three letters of recommendation (including a letter from the Program Director of the applicant's Internal Medicine Residency Program).
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • Official transcripts for all 3 USMLE Step (or equivalent) examinations and, if applicable, ECFMG Status Report 

Fellows are selected solely on the basis of qualifications and independent of race, sex, or national origin. International Medical Graduates (IMG) should note that completion of an ACGME-accredited (or equivalent) Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and ABIM board-eligibility in Internal Medicine is required for ABIM board-eligibility and certification in Infectious Diseases.  Our program accepts applicants sponsored on J1 clinical visas from the ECFMG as well as H1B visas for select candidates.

We begin reviewing Infectious Diseases fellowship applications in ERAS on July 19, 2023Following an initial holistic review of the completed application, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. All interviews will be conducted virtually during the upcoming recruitment season (September through October 2023). Interview details will be provided upon invitation; we will make every effort to each applicant's areas of interest and future goals for fellowship training. 

For information about stipends, requirements and standards, employment requirements, and more, visit the Duke Graduate Medical Education website. 

For general questions about the fellowship program, we encourage applicants to contact the Program Director, Dr. Eileen Maziarz (; for questions about the application and interview process, please contact Marianne Drexler  (