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Rheumatology Fellowship Applicants

Established in 1959 by Professor Glenn Clark, Memphis' first rheumatologist
Graduated 106+ Fellows to be independently practicing rheumatologists
Our trainees are academic teachers and researchers, directors in the pharmaceutical industry, and clinical practitioners

Applicant Prerequisites

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
  • International Medical Graduates who have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificates
  • United States or Canadian medical schools must have completed at least three years of approved residency training in internal medicine

International Medical Graduates

VISA status for international medical graduates must be either:

  • Permanent Resident or Alien status (i.e., “Green Card”)
  • J-1 visa

How to Apply

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph (required)
  • CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including the medicine chair)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (passing scores are required for steps 1, 2 and 3)

All ERAS applications are reviewed and invitations to interview will be extended to those selected via e-mail.

ERAS 2018 Fellowship Application Timeline

Applications received after our deadline of August 15th will not be considered for an interview.


Interviews are held September - November of prior year for the July 1st start date.

Why Memphis?

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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.

Learn what it's like to spend 36 hours in Memphis. It's where cool started.

Last Published: Nov 15, 2017