Fellowship Application

Eligibility Criteria for Fellowship Training at UCLA

  1. MD (Medical Degree) or equivalent
  2. US Citizenship, Canadian Citizenship, or permanent resident status in the US is preferred
  3. ** For Non-Citizens: We can consider applicants who carry J-1 visas on a case-by-case basis (please send your CV for review). Currently all other visa types are not eligible for fellowship
  4. Completion of 3 years of pediatric residency in an ACGME-approved program
  5. Expectation of satisfactory completion of requirements for Certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics
  6. UCLA participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). You must register with the NRMP and provide us with your NRMP #
  7. California Medical License (at the time of starting fellowship)
  8. To find out more about UCLA Fellowship salaries and benefits, life in Los Angeles and other information, please visit the UCLA Graduate Medical Education website

Board certification eligibility upon fellowship completion: Pediatric Rheumatology

Length of fellowship: 3 years

Number of fellowship positions available per year: 1

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through ERAS, including CV, personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendations. The position is competitive, so please submit your applications early. Upon application receipt, we will notify you of interview availability.

Timeline for Application

  • Applications will be reviewed starting in August
  • Interviews will be scheduled from September through October
  • Rank List due in November
  • Match Day in December

Contact Information

UCLA Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
10833 Le Conte Ave, MDCC A1-230
Los Angeles, CA 90095 

Nelli Khatchatryan
Fellowship Program Coordinator
[email protected] 

Deborah McCurdy, MD
Fellowship Program Director
[email protected]

Thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program!