Fellowship Application Process

If you intend to do a fellowship following your R3 or R4 year, you should begin the process of applying early in your R2 year. Information regarding UW fellowship programs is located in the online Fellowship Advisory Directory.

The Official departmental letter of recommendation for a fellowship will be written by either Dr. Bremner, Broudy, or Martin. Throughout the fall, they will be available to meet with you to review your plans and to discuss your letters. They are also willing to help you identify appropriate faculty members in the subspecialty divisions with whom you can discuss support of your application.

The Medicine Residency Office will help coordinate the letter writing process. Please complete and return the Recommendation Letter Request form. You will need to include a current CV and indicate if you have a preference regarding who will write your departmental letter. Every effort will be made to honor your request, however, it may be necessary to have an individual other than the person you indicate write your letter. The Medicine Residency Office will inform you via e-mail who has been assigned to write your letter, at which point, you may schedule your meeting directly with the appropriate office.

Please provide your letter writer with a complete list of institutions and accurate addresses/mailing labels. At least two weeks notice is required to meet with you, review your file, and prepare your letter. Therefore, you should contact Medicine Residency Office as soon as possible to initiate this process.

Fellowship Training in ABIM Research Pathway (“Short-Tracking”)

The Research Pathway is intended for trainees who seek academic careers as investigators in basic science or clinical research. Training for the Research Pathway is longer in duration than standard clinical training (i.e., a total of five years for General Internal Medicine and six or seven years for subspecialties).

Since the Research Pathway only requires two years of full time clinical training in an accredited Internal Medicine residency program, the Board emphasizes that the curriculum is not optimal preparation for a career in clinical practice. If trainees in the Research Pathway decide to change their career path from investigator to clinician, they must meet all of the requirements for the standard thirty-six month clinical pathway.

If you are interested in considering this option, you should contact Dr. Wallace at the Medicine Residency Program Office as soon as possible. Official departmental letter of recommendation for fellowships will be written by either Dr. Bremner, Broudy, or Martin. Throughout the fall, they will be available to meet with you to review your plans and to discuss your letters. They are also willing to help you identify appropriate faculty members in the subspecialty divisions with whom you can discuss support of your application.

The Medicine Residency Office will help coordinate the letter writing process. Please complete and return Reference Letter form. You will need to include a current CV and indicate if you have a preference regarding who will write your departmental letter. Every effort will be made to honor your request, however, it may be necessary to have an individual other than the person you indicate write your letter. The Medicine Residency Office will inform you via e-mail who has been assigned to write your letter, at which point, you may schedule your meeting directly with the appropriate office.

Please provide your letter writer with a complete list of institutions and accurate addresses/mailing labels. At least two weeks notice is required to meet with you, review your file, and prepare your letter. Therefore, you should contact the Medicine Residency Office as soon as possible to initiate this process.