How To Apply

How do I apply for a fellowship in Rheumatology?

Applications are accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service External Icon only. We do not accept paper applications. For more information on how to apply via ERAS, please visit the ERAS website.

How do I find your program?

We will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) External Icon.

Our program is listed as follows:

SUNY Upstate Medical University Rheumatology (NRMP # 156150FO)

What's the application deadline?

We will begin reviewing applications in January, on an ongoing basis. We prefer that all applications be submitted by March 1st.

What qualification do I need to apply?

  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMPLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate(if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
  • A copy of your medical school diploma (if you have graduated from medical school)
  • Completion of Internal Medicine Residency training and at least Board Eligible status

What visa type is offered for fellows?

We will sponsor J1 Visa, Permanent Resident, and EAD. (H1B Visa's will not be sponsored.)

Do you sponsor H-1 visa?

As stated previously, at this time, we do not sponsor H1B Visas.

When are interviews scheduled?

From March to May.

The Fellowship Selection Committee will extend interview invitations only after reviewing completed applications. We will contact interviewing candidates (by email) as early as possible to permit suitable travel planning.

Will I be notified if the committee decides not to offer me an interview?

Due to the number of applications we receive, only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Interviews will be coordinated directly by Erin Crolick, Fellowship Program Coordinator crolicke@upstate.edu at Upstate Medical University. Applicants considered for an interview will be contacted for an interview with the Program Director and selected Rheumatology faculty.

Do you offer any Observership or Externship opportunities at your institution?

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate outside learners within the Department of Medicine.