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Known as the "Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll," Memphis has always been a big city with a small town heart. It offers magnificent music (we're the home of Elvis, Stax, Justin Timberlake, and the Blues), fantastic food (we take our barbecue very, very seriously!), spectacular sports (Grizzlies, Redbirds, or Tigers anyone?), and colossal concerts (including Garth Brooks, Twenty One Pilots, and Bruno Mars and the Beale Street Music Festival) and all of this served with side of southern charm.

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The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program has a long history of training fellows for careers in Infectious Diseases. Former fellows have pursued careers in academic medicine, basic research, as well as clinical practice. The program affords a diverse clinical experience coupled with an academically rigorous educational curriculum and a stimulating basic science environment.


The Infectious Disease Fellowship Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

To be considered, a complete application must be submitted through ERAS consisting of:

  • Current Photo
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
    • Graduates of LCME approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
    • Graduates of AOA accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools
    • Graduates of International Medical Schools with valid ECFMG certificates or who has completed Fifth Pathway program provided by a LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Completion of 3 years of Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency
  • USMLE Scores (Steps 1-3) or COMLEX Scores (Levels 1-3)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
ERAS 2018 Fellowship Application Timeline

International Medical Graduates Requirements

In addition to the requirements above, we require the following:

  • ECFMG certificate
  • Visa Status
    • Permanent Resident (Green Card)
    • J-1 Visa

Review of applications begins mid-August until mid-September. Please be encouraged to apply early.

Interview Process

Interviews are scheduled in September and October. Opportunities for interviews will be extended to applicants based on their qualifications as determined by USMLE scores, medical school performance, and letters of recommendation. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via email at least 3 weeks prior to interview day.

“I completed my Infectious Disease (ID) specialty training here at UTHSC under the leadership of Dr. Jim Dale. The program is designed to expose fellows to opportunities in both clinical and research pathways. Having the opportunity to work with such experienced and brilliant faculty with expertise in various aspects of infectious diseases like Transplant ID, HIV management, General ID, etc… is what has helped mold me into a well-rounded ID physician. The vast array of clinical cases encountered here would satisfy the investigative nature of most ID physicians. For this and many other reasons, I made the decision to stay on as faculty without regret.”
Chinelo Animalu, MD, MPH

Last Published: Nov 15, 2017