How To Apply

All applicants interested in training at Duke University Medical Center in the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  We participate in the National Resident Matching Program and have 4 first-year positions available. Interested applicants should submit an application using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will begin reviewing 2020 Infectious Diseases fellowship applications in ERAS on July 15, 2019.

For general questions about the fellowship program, you may contact the Program Director, Dr. Eileen Maziarz (; for questions about the application and interviewing process, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Dawn Sikes ( or 919-668-6053.

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 Program Director of applicant's Internal Medicine Residency Program).
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • All 3 USMLE Steps 1, 2 & 3 Transcripts and, if applicable, ECFMG Status Report

Following initial review of the completed application, selected applicants will be invited for interviews. During the interview visit, the applicant will meet with many faculty and fellows, and all efforts will be made to accommodate the applicant's areas of interest or future goals for their fellowship training.

The Duke University Hospital USMLE (or equivalent licensing examinations) Policy requires that all graduate medical trainees considered for entry into Duke University Hospital programs at the PGY3 level or higher must have passed USMLE Part Three to be enrolled.  For information about stipends, requirements and standards, employment requirements and more, visit the Duke Graduate Medical Education website.

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 and H1B visas for select candidates.