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Fellowship Application FAQs

  • Who can apply?
    We only accept applications from U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents.  Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) are eligible only if he/she: 1) Is a U.S. Permanent Resident (holds a green card); 2) Holds a valid and current ECFMG certificate.  ECFMG certificate MUST be valid as of the start date of the program. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG certificate; 3) Qualifies for a California Full Medical License and 4) Taken and passed appropriate medical licensure examinations; i.e. NBME, FLEX, LMCC, MCCQE, or USMLE/ COMLEX.
  • When can I apply?
    We are currently accepting one to two candidates each year, with selection taking place one year in advance of program start.  The application deadline for the AY 2020-2022  is Monday, January 28th.  Although we have a specific deadline for each application cycle, inquiries are accepted throughout the year. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to make sure that your application is complete at time of submission.
  • Does the UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match?
    Yes.  All applicants should register with SF Match and adhere to the SF Match schedule of dates regarding interviews, rank submission, and position offers.  The 2019 SF Match opens on Wednesday, January 16th, and  SF Match day is Thursday, June 19th 2019.  Contact SF Match at: 415-561-8535, or visit their website for more information.
  • Is it necessary to obtain a California Medical License before applying?
    No. While you do not need to have a California Medical License before applying, you must be eligible to obtain one if accepted into the program.  If you match with our program, you will be given ample time to complete our appointment packets and apply for a California Medical License.  Your acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of appointment, credentialing, and licensing.  Click here for additional information about California medical licensure.
  • Can I apply if I am a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) candidate instead of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidate?
    Yes, we accept D.O. candidate applicants.
  • Can I apply if I have training in Urology instead of General Surgery?
    No.  We do not accept applicants with Urology training, as all of our fellows train in both liver and kidney transplantation.  We feel that a General Surgery background is essential for training in liver transplantation.

For Questions and Further Information

Please contact: 

Melody Kirk
Transplant Fellowship Coodinator

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