Selection Policy Process & Interview Day

We offer an equal opportunity selection process for all applicants who meet the minimum requirements as stated above. Complete applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are reviewed by the program directors and interviews are extended to selected applicants.

Selection Criteria for Interviewing Applicants 

The rheumatology faculty, in a joint meeting, reviews applicants who meet the criteria. Based on the quality of the application and academic credentials, the applicant is subsequently invited for an interview.

Interview Day

On the interview day, applicants receive an information packet and interview with members of the Division of Rheumatology. At the conclusion of the interview, the interviewers complete a standard evaluation form for each applicant they interviewed. The results are tallied and form the basis of the rank order.

Interview Process

Applicants chosen for the interview process will meet with attending physicians and fellows within our program. Impressions gained from the interview and the applicant’s ERAS file will help in determining the order in which we rank our candidates through the National Residency Matching Program.  

The University of Utah Graduate Medical Education Committee requires that fellows have a Utah Medical License and ACLS certification. Fellows who are not currently certified in ACLS must become so within six months of commencing their training.

Rheumatology Fellowship Virtual Tour

Program Director

Dorota Lebiedz-Odrobina, MD

Program Manager

Shannon Mulder
University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology 
30 N 1900 East, 4B200
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone (801) 585-1686
Email: shannon.mulder@hsc.utah.edu