Rheumatology Application Process

Application Information

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS).

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. It is very important to remember to register.

Requirements for GW Fellowships

Fellowship applicants must have completed three years in an ACGME-Accredited Internal Medicine Residency, and be board-certified or board-eligible.

Required Documents for Complete myERAS Application

  • 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)
  • Citizenship Status

International Medical Graduates

We can only consider applicants with J1 visas. Please see our GME Visa policy.

IMGs must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program.

Graduates of International Medical Schools must also be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

For more information, please visit the GW Graduate Medical Education website.

Faculty & Fellows


  • Rodolfo Curiel, MD, Division Director
  • Nadine Mbuyi, MD RhMSUS, Program Director 
  • Patience White, MD, MA
  • Collen Caldwell, MD
  • Dima Nimri, MD
  • Hanna Kim, MD
  • Gulnara Mamyrova, PhD
  • Lisa Rider, MD


  • Marta Michalska-Smith
  • Kezia Daniel
  • Attiya Randolph