Abdominal Transplant Fellowship »  Program Info »  Application Process

Fellowship Application & Requirements


All applicants to the UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident 
  • Completed a general surgery residency program by the date his/her fellowship begins

Please see our FAQ page for additional information about applicant eligibility.  Fellows will be selected through the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match operated by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).


The UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program accepts one to two candidates each year.  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 file is complete.

For the AY 2019-2021 program, the application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018. 

Key dates: 

January 29, 2018

Application deadline for June 2019 NRMP Match
No new candidate materials will be accepted after this date

Early March 2018 

Candidates selected for interviews

April/May 2018 

Candidate interviews at UCSF - Date(s) to be determined

June 13, 2018

NRMP Match Day

Online Application Form

Please CLICK HERE to access and submit the online application.

The following materials will be required to complete your online application:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Personal Statement – Two-page maximum
  3. Recommendation letters – Minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4)

Please note:

  • Attachment uploads: The system can only accept .pdf documents as attachment uploads. Please make sure that all .pdf documents are unlocked and unprotected. MS Word documents or any other forms of submission other than .pdf will not be accepted and will cause your application to be rejected in error. If you have issues with attachment uploads, please e-mail Program Coordinator at MariaAnicia.Santos@ucsf.edu.
  • Recommendation letters: After submission of your application, you will be provided with a link for your recommenders to upload their letters directly.
  • Save and return: You can save and return to an incomplete application form within 30 days. To save your application, click the "Save Answers and Resume Later" link. To resume your application, you must save the unique URL that will be given to you. You must return to your unique URL to resume your application within 30 days or your answers will be discarded.
  • Final submission: Once you click “Submit,” you will not be able to modify your application, so please be sure that the information you enter is accurate and that all of your required documents are properly uploaded as .pdf attachments. If you need to make any changes after your final submission, please e-mail Program Coordinator at MariaAnicia.Santos@ucsf.edu.
  • All information provided will be verified and you may be required to submit additional documentation for your application to be considered.

For Further Information

Please contact: 

Anicia Santos
Transplant Fellowship Coodinator
(415) 514-0797