Applying for Fellowship
The University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology program has one incoming first year fellowship position per academic year and participates in both the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of all of its fellowship participants. Applications are accepted from July 1st through September 1st for positions that begin on July 1st of the following academic year and must be submitted through ERAS.
Applications must include:
- Medical School Transcript
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
- All American Board of Pediatric In-Training Exam (ABPITE) scores
- Scores from all three (3) steps of either the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
- A personal statement.
- Three (3) letters of reference
- All applicants must have successfully completed a US Residency Program.
International Medical Graduates are accepted and welcome to apply. However, we will only sponsor a J-1 Visa.
All completed applications are reviewed by the program director for interview selection. Interviews are conducted from July 1st through November 1st. Applicants who are selected for interviews are scheduled to meet with attending faculty members, Division Chairman, and the Fellowship Program Director. Applicants are also given a tour of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic, and meet with current fellows, nursing staff, and administration staff. Once all of the interviews are conducted, the group establishes a ranking list to submitted to NRMP. (see update to virtual recruitment for 2021 cycle below)
Fellowship Application Timeline
|June 8, 2020||ERAS 2021 Begins. Applicants can register on MyERAS and begin working on their applications|
|June 9, 2020||EFDO begins to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens|
|July 1, 2020||Fellowship applications may begin submitting applications to July cycle fellowship program|
|August 12, 2020||July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications|
|December 2020||Match results available for July cycle fellowship program|
|May 31, 2021||ERAS 2021 Season Ends: MyERAS closes at 5pm ET|
Recruitment for the 2021 Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Application Cycle
The UF Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship program is aware of the challenges that have and will continue to arise for the upcoming interview season. Our program is part of the national conversation with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and the Pediatric Endocrine Society – Training council and Education council collaboration regarding the topics of holistic application review, changes to the ERAS timeline, and considerations regarding virtual interviewing. We acknowledge that COVID-19 has affected many potential applicants’ ability to complete research projects, participate in service opportunities, take advantage of away rotations, or secure letters of recommendation. We also appreciate the financial stressors that the pandemic has created for many individuals and families. Despite these challenges, we encourage all of those interested in our fellowship program to apply this coming year. Rest assured your application will be reviewed with appreciation for all of the trials and limitations that residents have faced. As an institution, under the leadership of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, it has been decided that all residency and fellowship programs based at UF Gainesville will only be offering virtual interviews this year. As our local situation evolves and additional recommendations are made, we will update this site with information regarding application requirements, interview dates, and whether opportunities will exist for in-person second looks. We look forward to engaging with applicants in a safe and meaningful way and embracing creative approaches to introduce applicants to the UF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, our fellowship program and the beautiful Gainesville community.
Salary and Benefits
- $10,000 AD&D insurance for employee
- Long-term disability insurance for employee
- Professional liability insurance for employee
- $50,000 group term life insurance for employee
- Health insurance coverage for employee and/or family
- On-site healthcare
- 7.5 percent pre-tax dollars per pay period automatically drafted into an investment account in your name
Discounts and Perks
- Flexible paternity/maternity leave
- 15 paid vacation days per year
- 10 paid sick leave days per year
- 17 paid military duty days per year
- Holiday leave as allotted by schedule
For additional Benefits and Leave information please see the Condition of Employment.