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Infectious Disease Fellowship Application

Due to military downsizing, only 4th year medical student graduates with a U.S. military obligation (HPSP, USUHS, ROTC) may apply to the Army First Year of Graduate Medical Education (FYGME). Applicants are required to apply through the Medical Education FYGME Branch, Falls Church VA, in addition to applying to the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

For more detailed information on applying for FYGME, contact the Medical Education Office, FGYME Branch, Falls Church VA, 1-800-793-5970.

Physicians that have completed a residency in Internal Medicine and who are board certified/board eligible are eligible to apply for fellowship. Residents applying to the program must meet Department of Defense (DoD) standards to become an active duty service member of either the US Army or US Air Force. Graduates of this program will incur an active duty service obligation.

Criteria for Selection

Criteria for selection include academic performance in medical school, internship and residency, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, performance evaluations from post-residency training field tours, and potential as a military medical officer in this field.


The SAMMC ID Service is productive in numerous research areas, including HIV/AIDS, combat related infections, multidrug-resistant bacteria, biofilms, respiratory viral infections, and vaccines. The choice of an area of research is contingent upon the fellow's intrinsic interest, the selection of projects available and presented to the fellow by mentoring faculty, and/or by the creativeness and industry of the fellow him/herself if the fellow arrives with preexisting ideas. It is expected that fellows will present their work at a national meeting and/or publish in a peer-reviewed journal.


Eligibility -- Active duty Medical Corps (MC) officers who are U.S. citizens and a graduate of an accredited U.S. school of medicine. Any MC active duty officer, who is a graduate from a foreign medical school, must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Application Deadline

NLT 15 September of the year before training begins.

For more detailed information on applying for Residency/Fellowship programs, contact: Air Force- WHASC Graduate Medical Education Office, (210) 292-5392 or DSN 554-5392. Army- SAMMC Graduate Medical Education Office, (210) 916-7741 or DSN 429-7741.

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