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How to Apply

Important dates

Application Deadline: August 31st
Interview Period: Mid-August through end of October


Training prerequisites for selection include satisfactory completion of an ACGME or AOA accredited internal medicine residency. Fellows are selected based on the quality of their previous training, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores, research accomplishments, personal statements, and personal interviews. Rarely, exceptional candidates who have completed internal medicine and nephrology fellowships in countries outside of the US or Canada may be accepted as Infectious Diseases fellows, but these fellows are not eligible to sit for the Infectious Diseases Board Certification examination. Two to three fellows are accepted each year into our training program.

Graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada must present with their application a certificate attesting to successful completion of the examination given by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, plus verification of current visa status.

Any questions pertaining to these examinations should be directed to:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone number: (215) 386-5900

No smoking policy

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, HFHS will no longer enroll/hire fellows who use products containing nicotine. The nicotine test will be administered as part of the pre-employment health screen. Testing positive is a failure to meet the conditions of employment and considered a violation of the HFHS employment contract and match agreement. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will not be allowed to start their program. They may be re-tested in 90 days, but programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant.

National Resident Matching Program

Applicants should submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to be considered by the Henry Ford Health System fellowship program.
ERAS requires the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • Recent photograph
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a foreign medical school)

Working in conjunction with the ERAS, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) will use computers to match prospective students and hospitals according to student needs and preferences. For information, please contact:

National Resident Matching Program, Inc.
2501 M. Street, NW, 2Suite 1
Washington, DC 20037-1307


Personal interviews are highly recommended and will be arranged after a review of applications. Personal visits permit an applicant to gain a firsthand view of the Health System and its resources, and, at the same time, provide the faculty with an opportunity to assess the individual attributes and aspirations of the applicant. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and are arranged by the program director after a review of all credentials.


Appointments to the fellowship program are made for one year and in most cases begin the last week of June of each year, permitting a few days of early leave at the end of the academic year. Henry Ford Health System renews fellowship appointments annually, enabling the fellow to fulfill training requirements specified by the respective American boards. Annual renewals are contingent upon satisfactory performance by the fellow. In special instances, appointment to the fellowship program may be made at times other than the beginning of the academic year.

HFHS benefits

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) offers integrated, competitive programs which recognize and reward employees for their contributions to the organization’s success. As a Henry Ford employee, our benefits extend beyond compensation and health insurance coverage. HFHS offers a comprehensive Lifestyle Rewards program which provides employees with access to the Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, Henry Ford Kids Child Care Center, and Employee Health and Wellness, to name a few. As a full-time benefits eligible employee you are eligible to enroll in one of the four medical options offered. Employees enrolled in the HFHS Preferred Medical option will pay on average 20 percent of the total cost of the health care premium. This contribution is below the local and nation rates that range from 23 to 30 percent.

Flu shots

Henry Ford employees who work in clinical and non-clinical positions are required to receive an annual flu vaccination. This applies to all residents and fellows, as well as physicians, nurses, students, transporters, volunteers, housekeepers, clerical, lab and dietary staff and employees in non-clinical positions. Employees may only decline vaccination if they provide documentation of an acceptable medical or religious reason.


All incoming fellows are required to apply for permanent Michigan licensure at the earliest possible date. Such licensure for fellows requires satisfactory completion of three years in an AMA-approved training program in the U.S. The hospital defrays a portion of the cost incurred by the fellow in obtaining a permanent Michigan license.


Questions about applying to the program should be directed to:

Pat McFarland, Fellowship Coordinator
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 916-2573

Information for Applicants
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