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Application Process


There are two positions available on a competitive basis every three years in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship. We will be complying with the recommendations of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, and the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs for offering virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 recruitment cycle.


You may apply to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship if you are in training or have successfully completed a fully accredited residency program in general pediatrics or combined medicine-pediatrics in the United States or Canada. Exceptional graduates of other training programs may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Also see general admissions requirements.

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for Fellowship Applicants. Pediatric Infectious Diseases is part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Sept. 1 of the year preceding the appointment date. The academic year begins July 1.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS for Fellowship Applicants website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
  2. Appointments are made through the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. Candidates must register through the Specialties Matching Service.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between August and October each year prior to the match date.

International medical graduates

Exceptionally qualified international medical school graduates may be considered for admission. International medical graduates must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

In order for international medical graduates to be considered for an H-1B visa, applicants must have completed USMLE Step 3 before Dec. 31, six months prior to beginning residency training in June (unless there is a plan to be on a one-year visa during the PGY1 year, in which case Step 3 can be taken during the PGY1 year). Questions about visa sponsorship can be discussed after an interview has been offered.