How to Apply


Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in internal medicine by July 1 of their first fellowship year. In addition, due to federal regulations based on our funding, applicants are required to be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residence status at the time of the application. Applicants are screened on the basis of their career goals and on the recommendations of faculty from their medical schools and residency programs.

Each application must include:

  1. Application form

  2. Applicant's current CV

  3. Three letters of recommendation submitted by faculty who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications (One letter must be from the Director of your current or most recent clinical training program)

  4. Applicant’s Personal Statement


Download the 2021 application as a Word document. Please save a completed copy of the form and return it as an e-mail attachment, along with your C.V. to

Program Calendar

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020: Application deadline for 2021

  • September 10-11, 2020: Candidate interviews for 2021

  • December 1, 2021 (Anticipated): Application deadline for 2020 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Master’s Program

  • February 1, 2021 (Anticipated): Application deadline for 2020 Program in Clinical Effectiveness

  • July 1, 2021: 2021 Fellowship begins

Interviews and Selection Process

During the interviews, candidates will have the opportunity to learn about program components at each of the participating fellowship sites. As part of the selection process, accepted applicants are matched to a participating fellowship site by mutual preference.
Fellows who are accepted into the Program are then required to complete a formal application to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health by December 1st, prior to their fellowship year. Please see the curriculum page for more information.

*Now Accepting Applications for July 2021*

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