How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Cooper University Health Care participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS application process is available on the websites listed below.

Association of American Medical Colleges

ERAS Fellowship Document Office

ERAS applications must contain the following information in order for your application to be considered:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript 
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or most recent training director 
  • Personal statement describing your training goals and future career plans 
  • ECFMG certification (IMG only) 
  • USMLE reports (1, 2 and 3). 

The program director and faculty members will review applicant files. Invitation for interview will be based upon their recommendations. 

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Rheumatology Fellowship Program requires completion of an ACGME internal medicine residency. At the time trainees begin their rheumatology fellowship, they must be ABIM board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine. Individuals accepted for a position in the fellowship program must be a U.S. citizen, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year may be submitted through ERAS beginning July 5, 2023. Please review the ERAS Fellowship Application Timeline for more information.