The deadline for applying for the 2024-25 academic year is September 7, 2023.

Invitations to interview will be sent in early September. Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom in September and October. The program will begin July 1, 2024, for the 2024-2025 academic year.

To apply for the 2024-25 year:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria and materials for application
  2. Apply online through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Fellowships (ERAS will begin accepting hospice and palliative medicine fellowship applications July 2023)
  3. For more information about the application process, contact Matt Loosbrock,

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must meet all requirements to be enrolled in a house staff training program under the policies of the University of Minnesota Office of Graduate Medical Education.

  2. Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited, or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.

  3. Fellowship programs must receive verification of each entering fellow’s level of competence in the required field, upon matriculation, using ACGME, ACGME-I, or CanMEDS Milestones evaluations from the core residency program.

  4. Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have prerequisite education in a residency program, described in item 2, in child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, or radiation oncology, or, at least three clinical years in a residency program in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, or surgery.

  5. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or be eligible for a J-1 visa at the time of application.

  6. Applicants must have passed USMLE Step 3 or an equivalent examination that qualifies for medical licensure (i.e., COMLEX).

  7. Fellows must have or be able to obtain an unrestricted Minnesota medical license and DEA registration.

  8. Applicants must have graduated from one of the following:

  • Medical school accredited by LCME or AOA
  • Medical school outside the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico with one of the following:
    • A current valid certificate from ECFMG
    • Completion of a Fifth Pathway Program in an LCME-accredited medical school in the U.S.

Selection Process

1. As we select from among eligible applicants, we consider past experiences, learning philosophy, and team mindedness. Our program is invested in maintaining a broad and open lens into our field, so we are looking to work with people from diverse backgrounds in regards to professional as well as other experiences.

2. We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

3. In accordance with ACGME Common Program Requirements, prior to accepting a trainee from another residency or fellowship program, the program director must obtain the following:

  • Written or electronic verification of previous educational experiences and a summative competency-based performance evaluation
  • Proof that the USMLE Step 3 or an equivalent licensing examination (i.e. COMLEX) has been passed (for PGY-3 residents or higher)

Materials for Application

  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation - minimum of two, ideally an additional (third) letter from a non-physician team member
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Photograph