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Fellowship Application FAQs

  • Who can apply?
    Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) are eligible only if he/she meet all of the following:
    • Holds a valid and current ECFMG certificate. ECFMG certificate MUST be valid at 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
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder)
    • Qualifies for a full, unrestricted California medical license
    • Taken and passed appropriate medical licensure examinations; i.e. NBME, FLEX, LMCC, MCCQE or USMLE/COMLEX
  • How do I apply to the UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program?
    We currently accept two candidates each year with selection taking place one year in advance of program start. All applicants need to submit their application and ranking through SF Match. Registration opens on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 and UCSF’s application deadline for AY 2025-2027 positions is Wednesday, February 7, 2024. 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 the time of submission.
  • 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 have 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 requirements. 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.

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Kristen de la Rosa
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