Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

How to Apply

Our three-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program in order to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. Our fellowship program participates in the ERAS universal application process. Please visit their website at for application information about this program.

The following information should be uploaded into this program:

  1. Completed application
  2. At least three letters of reference, including one from your residency program director
  3. Dean's letter and medical school transcript
  4. An updated Curriculum Vitae with publication references included
  5. A personal statement describing career goals and reasons for continuing training in pediatric rheumatology
  6. A recent photograph (optional)
  7. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or equivalent scores
  8. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  9. If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or copy of current, appropriate visa

National resident matching program (NRMP)

The Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.


Lisa Sudell
Fellowship Administrator
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship
3615 Civic Center Blvd., 1102 ARC
Philadelphia PA 19104-4318

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