We’re excited that you are considering joining our fellowship! We welcome all applications from qualified candidates. If you have any questions about the application process after reading the information below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To Apply

Our five (5) available adult categorical positions, one (1) position in our Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and one (1) combined Geriatrics/Palliative Care position for the class matriculating in July will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP, The “Match”). Candidates can begin submitting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) on July 1st.

To begin your application, please follow the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office instructions found here. Please be sure to register with both ERAS and NRMP in order to be eligible for the Match. You can register with NRMP by going to the NRMP Website. Please note you will need to use your AAMC ID from your ERAS application to register for the NRMP.

UCSF can sponsor J-1 and H-1B visas through our International Students and Scholars Office.

For more information about the combined Geriatrics/Palliative Care program, please contact Lynn Flint. The GeriPal NRMP Program Code is 1062151F1.

Before submitting your application through NRMP, please familiarize yourself with the match agreements.

Our NRMP Program Codes are 1062540F0 (Adult) and 1062540F1 (Pediatrics). 


ERAS applications open July 1st for entry in July one year later (e.g., July 2024 applications are for the July 2025 program). The deadline to apply is Friday, August 9th, 2024. Interviews will be held virtually from mid-September through the end of October (invites will be sent no later than August 25). Match results will be released in December according to the NRMP medicine subspecialties calendar.

We recommend that you request letters of recommendation early in the process as these may sometimes take many weeks to obtain. Please select the appropriate track(s) when applying.


Our program requires the following documentation to complete your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS Transcripts

We encourage you to highlight your contributions and experiences in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, research, leadership and transdisciplinary collaboration.

A complete ERAS application checklist can be found here.