Division of Infectious Diseases|Application Process


The PID Fellowship participates in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Interested applicants should log onto the ERAS site to obtain more information about the application process and relevant fees.

Applications and supporting material must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Please review the ERAS website for instructions on uploading applications and submission timelines. Missing components will delay review of your application.  Fellowship applications should include:

1. Completed ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)

2. Three letters of recommendation

3. Official medical school transcript

4. Medical Student Performance Evaluation/letter from the medical school dean

5. Wallet-sized color photograph

6. USMLE scores

7. Personal statement:  In a 1-page document, candidates should outline the reasons for their interest in pursuing a career in PID, providing a detailed description of long-term academic career goals, research experience to date, and future research interests.

8. Updated curriculum vitae

9. ECFMG certification for applicants who completed medical training outside of the United States or Canada


Applicants Outside of the United States and Canada

The ACGME states that all required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, or in a program that is located in Canada and accredited by either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada. Fellowship programs must receive verification of each entering fellow’s level of competency in the required field using ACGME or CanMEDS Milestones assessments from the core residency program.  At the discretion of programs and institutions, exceptions to this requirement may be requested for exceptionally qualified applicants through an institutional review committee.  Based on this requirement, our fellowship program no longer routinely considers applications for an ACGME-accredited fellowship position from individuals who have not completed a pediatrics residency in the United States or Canada. In order to be eligible for the subspecialty board examination candidates must have achieved initial certification in general pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. Please review the eligibility requirements HERE.


Selection Process

Our program participates in the Fall Pediatric Subspecialties Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Applicants must register with NRMP prior to interviewing.  Our selection committee reviews applications beginning in July of each year and continues to review applications received by October 21.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.  We typically schedule interviews between September 1 and October 21.  

Our program encourages applications from under-represented minorities.  Boston Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  The Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, military or veteran status or any other classification protected by law in hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.  Questions should be addressed to Nora Boyle at 617-919-2899 or by email

Key Contacts

Questions about the application process should be directed to Ms. Nora Boyle. Questions regarding the training program should be directed to Dr. Tanvi Sharma.

Nora Boyle
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Infectious Diseases
Boston Children’s Hospital
Tel (617) 919-2899
Fax (617) 730-0254 

Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH
Fellowship Training Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Boston Children’s Hospital
Tel (617) 919-2897
Fax (617) 730-0254