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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 2019 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?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: Aug 1, 2018