Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Application Information

Our program participates in the ERAS electronic application service and the National Residency Matching Program for Infectious Diseases fellowship match. The following materials are required for applications to the Fellowship Training in Infectious Disease at Prisma Health–Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine:

  • Common application form submitted through ERAS
  • 3 letters of recommendation, one letter must be from the Program Director of his/her residency
  • Curriculum vitae (resume)
  • A personal statement describing your interests and professionals goals
  • Transcripts of USMLE scores or COMLEX-USA
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Photograph (optional but helpful)
  • ECFMG (International Medical Graduates only)

Interview and Selection Process

  • The application process will begin in July and will continue until November.
  • Applications will be reviewed once all the requirements listed above have been received by the program director through ERAS.
  • Interviews will begin in August and continue until November and are usually held on Fridays. During the visit applicants will meet with members of the faculty and have lunch with the current fellows. In addition, they will have the opportunity to attend and present at our Case Conference.
  • We do understand that difficulties arise in scheduling multiple interviews and we will try to accommodate individual requests for other dates wherever possible.
  • Interviews are by e-mail invitation only. Applicants who have met our requirements will be notified through e-mail to the applicant's e-mail address provided on the ERAS application.

Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for fellowship training:

  • Graduate of U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education(LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

  • Graduate of a foreign medical school with:
    1. A valid ECFMG certificate or
    2.  Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCM

Applicants with J-1 vias, in addition to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency prior to the anticipated start date of the Infectious Disease Fellowship program.

The Fellowship Selection Committee determines the rank list and order for NRMP. Candidates will be selected for the NRMP rank list and order on the basis of their academic credentials, preparedness, ability, aptitude, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity as demonstrated during the interview.

For more information, please contact:

Sanchia Mitchell
Sanchia Mitchell, program coordinatorInfectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
2 Medical Park, Suite 205
Columbia, SC  29203
Office: (803) 744-1651
FAX: (803) 540-1079
E-mail: sanchia.mitchell@uscmed.sc.edu