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A & I Fellowship - How to Apply

Application Process

Applications are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The application process begins at ERAS August 1st for positions opening 11 months later on July 1st of the next year. The completed application package through ERAS should be received by September 1st. See useful ERAS links in "Quick Links" on right.

Letters of Recommendation

We request applicants to submit 3 to 4 letters of recommendation, in addition to their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (i.e., Dean’s Letter) from Medical School. If the applicant has had research experience, we ask the applicant to send at least one letter of reference from a research mentor.

Personal Statement

ERAS allows the applicant to personalize their Personal Statement for each program.

In the Personal Statement for the University of Washington program, we prefer applicants to examine our website and state potential fellowship research opportunities that would interest them and tell us the rationale for their research preferences. In addition to our training faculty listed on our website, please note that research opportunities outside of the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are available to our Allergy/Immunology Fellowship applicants.


Interviews are arranged with selected applicants in September. Interviews are arranged as a one-day schedule with key A&I faculty and fellows.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are strongly committed to increasing the number of minorities entering careers in academic Allergy and Immunology and we encourage application by minority candidates to our program.

Requests for Additional Information

For questions regarding the training program, please contact:

William R Henderson Jr., MD
Director, University of Washington A&I Program
Professor of Medicine &
Head, Allergy Section
Center for Allergy and Inflammation
University of Washington

Drew Ayars, MD
Associate Director, Adult Allergy Training Segments
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Center for Allergy and Inflammation
University of Washington

Administrative Contact for Drs. Henderson and Ayars:
Jessica Olson
Fellowship Program Assistant
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
UW Medicine at South Lake Union
750 Republican Street, Box 358061
Seattle, WA 98109-4725
P. 206.543.3780
F . 206.685.9318


Dr. Frank S. Virant
Associate Director, Pediatric Allergy Training Segments

Chief, Division of Allergy, Seattle Children's Hospital
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington

Administrative Contact for Dr. Virant
Tina Berryessa
Administrative Director, Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center/ASTHMA, Inc.
9725 Third Ave NE, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98115
P: 206-528-4725


Suzanne Skoda-Smith, MD
Associate Director - Immunology/Immunodeficiency Training Segments

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Washington

Administrative Contact for Dr. Skoda-Smith:
Hong-Yen Chau
Administrative Assistant III | Immunology
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Mail: M/S B-6553, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005
P: 206-987-8169
F: 206-987-3946

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