International Sponsored Fellowship Program

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The International Sponsored Fellowship Program is a post-graduate medical education program offered by the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). This program is designed to allow international physicians to increase their knowledge and skills of a particular subspecialty beyond that of a residency training program. 

Application Process

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and all positions are offered at the MATCH through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The candidate must register for both ERAS and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). A candidate who has not registered with the NRMP cannot be considered during the ranking process.

Step 1: Register for the MyERAS® Portal for fellowship 

Step 2: prepare your ERAS application. The application portfolio generally includes these components:

  • myERAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one from the program director)
  • USMLE / COMLEX Scores (must have passed Steps I-III prior to start of fellowship year)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • ECFMG Status Report for International Medical Graduates (must have certification)
  • Licensing Information and Board-Eligibility/Certifications (if applicable)

Step 3: Submit your ERAS application to GW residency program 

Step 4: email the Office of International Medicine Programs IMP at with your AAMC #, the specialty you have applied for and a copy of your financial sponsorship letter. 

For more information about the program, its eligibility criteria, and application/admission process, please click here

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