Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Application

Thank you for your interest in our Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellowship applications are processed through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), service of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), during the fall Application Cycle. All applications will be processed through the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program). To apply to our program, please click here.

Preparation of Application

A complete application includes:

Photocopies of all examination results, letters/score results, and visa/citizenship papers must bear official seals and include dates and certificate numbers. If applicable, current visa status must include entry and expiration dates.

Interview Scheduling

The Program Coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview, which is generally scheduled in the fall season. We are able to accommodate only one applicant per day. The interview process takes approximately one full day.


Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools
Qualifying examination required for graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada are USMLE, FMGEMS, TOEFL, and FLEX (see page 3 of the application). A scaled score of 85 percent or higher is required on each section of the EMGEMS for an interview to be granted. You must submit documentation with an English translation so the credentials can be evaluated before interviews are scheduled.

State of Illinois Licensure
Each fellow trainee must obtain a permanent or temporary Illinois Medical License, which is valid for up to three years, before the starting date of the appointment. An application can be found and downloaded from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website. The Office of Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education will assist appointed trainees in this process. No trainee will be permitted to begin clinical training until properly licensed.

National Provider Identification
Each fellow trainee must obtain a National Provider Identifier number required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For the most efficient application process and fastest receipt of NPI numbers, log onto the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System and apply online. There is no cost with this application. Please retain the original NPPES e-mail containing your NPI number as you will be asked for a copy of it at every institutional provider at which you practice in the future.

Contact Us

Contact Ericka C. Albarez for more information about the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases fellowships.

Ericka C. Albarez
Academic Office Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Phone: 312-227-4080
Fax: 312-227-9709

William J. Muller, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago