Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Application Process

Applicant Eligibility

Medical Education

Only the following individuals will be considered as applicants in fellowship training programs in the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education Program.

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-approved U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.
  • International Medical Graduates who have valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificates.
  • Graduates of American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited Osteopathic Medical Schools.
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state or territory of the USA.
  • Have completed 3 years of training in a clinical pediatric residency program accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

*Applicants who have not completed 3 years’ training in an ACGME-accredited, pediatric residency program (prior to anticipated matriculation in a subspecialty fellowship program) are advised that the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has limited eligibility to sit for the sub-board certifying examination in pediatric endocrinology to five years after the completion of fellowship training (in addition to board certification in general pediatrics and other requirements). Consequently, those who pursue fellowship training prior to general residency training (out of sequence) will have limited opportunities to achieve sub-board certification in pediatric endocrinology. Details of ABP policies can be reviewed online (

Visa Status

Visa Status for International Medical Graduates must fall within the following categories:

  • Eligible to seek J-1 visa
  • Permanent Resident or Alien status (i.e., “Green Card”)

In accordance with the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education guidelines, this program does not sponsor fellows for “H” type visas.

USMLE Requirements

Effective July 1, 2010, all new fellows entering Memphis-based GME programs at the PGY3 or higher level must have passed Step 3 (or equivalent examination) before the start of training at UT. The resident/fellow is responsible for providing evidence of passage of Step 3 (or equivalent exam) to the program director.

How to Apply

  1. Submit application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)
    1. Beginning August 15th for December Application Cycle
  2. Include a personal statement describing your specific interests in Pediatric Endocrinology and your goals for this training.
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation, preferably one from the program director of your residency program.
  5. ECFMG certificate if applicable.

Application Process and Interviews

  • Opportunities for interviews will be extended to applicants based on qualifications as determined by USMLE scores, letters of recommendation and all other application documents.
  • Candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis; thus, early applications are encouraged.
  • The Pediatric Endocrinology Program does participate in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) Pediatric Specialties Fall Match.

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Office Building
49 N. Dunlap Street 
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-7425
Fax: 901-287-7450

Program Coordinator:
Kelli Ward

Children's Foundation Research Center
50 N. Dunlap Street, Room 654
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-287-6034
Fax: 901-287-6337