How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Duke Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

Application requirements

Applications to the fellowship program require the following:

  • ERAS Common Application Form including CV
  • USMLE (steps 1, 2, and 3) or COMLEX scores
  • Medical school transcript with ECFMG Status Report if applicable
  • Personal statement
  • 1 letter from your Residency Program Director in Internal Medicine  
  • 2 or more additional letters of recommendation 

Visa Information

In general, we do not support H1-B and J1 visas because these visa holders are not supported by Duke’s T32 training grants. However, please submit your application for review if you feel it is exceptional.


On-site interviews are conducted on Tuesdays or Fridays. The interview schedule typically  includes an informal dinner with faculty and fellows the evening of arrival and conclude by 3:30 p.m.. The interview day begins with an introduction at 7:15 am, followed by Rheumatology Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays or immediately by interviews on Fridays. Each applicant meets with many faculty and all current fellows. If you have a particular area of interest, please let us know before your visit so we can try to arrange interviews with appropriate faculty members. 
All applicants interested in training at Duke University Medical Center in the Rheumatology Fellowship Program will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Duke policies and requirements can be found on the Duke Graduate Medical Education's Web site.

Nyasia Lloyd
Fellowship Coordinator