Application Process

Thank you for considering the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine for your continued graduate medical education. The David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative UCLA Thoracic Anesthesia/ Advanced Practice Program is a non- ACGME one-year program. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only. Your file will not be reviewed until your file is complete. There is no deadline.

All applicants must possess a valid California medical license prior to starting the fellowship program.

Application File Requirements:

  1. Completion of fellowship application (PDF)
  2. Three letters of recommendation by physicians who are familiar with you professionally and personally
  3. Dean's Letter
  4. A recommendation from your Anesthesiology Residency Program Director
  5. Medical School transcript (international graduates should include a notarized translation into English)
  6. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  7. A Personal Statement
  8. Wallet-sized photo
  9. Copy of medical school diploma (or letter from medical school with official seal verifying date of graduation; international medical graduates should include a notarized translation into English)
  10. Applicant Evaluation Status Letter (if international medical graduate)
  11. Valid UNRESTRICTED State of California Medical License is required prior to start of fellowship.  A postgraduate training license (PTL) will not be sufficient for completion of this fellowship.  
  12. Valid DEA Certificate (if practicing)
  13. Copies of USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 scores
  14. Honors obtained in medical school and membership in AOA

Please be aware that all candidates who are selected for the program must clear a security background check.

Please email the completed application and all supporting documents to:

Dr. Nir Hoftman
Clinical Professor
Director, Thoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Director, Thoracic Surgery Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
[email protected]