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To be eligible for a fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medical, Burn Surgery, an applicant must have completed a minimum of at least three clinical years in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada in general surgery or plastic surgery prior to their start date.

Additionally, they must meet all of the requirements contained in the “Eligibility and Credentialing of Housestaff” Policy of the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education, including:

  • Being eligible for and obtaining a license to practice medicine in the state of Utah.
  • Completion of all United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) examinations.
  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the ACGME
  • OR

  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) OR
  • Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States and meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    1. Has a currently valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate OR
    2. Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in U.S. licensing jurisdictions OR
    3. Is a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States and has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical
  • Passing a criminal background check
  • Compliance with the Health Sciences Center Drug Testing

Application Process

Eligible applicants must apply by submitting application materials (listed below) directly to the Fellowship Manager, Ms. Darelli-Anderson, at 

Applications are reviewed by the Program Director and selected applicants are invited to interview. Applicants are then evaluated on their standing within their residency program, educational qualifications, academic productivity (grants, publications, degrees, and experience), interview evaluation, and letters of recommendation. Finally, selected fellows are sent an offer letter.

Required Information

The following are required in order for an application to be considered complete:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • The names and contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and ABSITE scores

Important Dates

  • January 1, 2023: Interview season begins
  • March 17, 2023: Application deadline
  • April 4, 6, and 17, 2023: Interviews
  • May 2023: Fellow selected and announced




gia lewis

Giavonni Lewis, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Burn Center 
Phone: 801-213-2598



Anna Darelli-Anderson

Anna Darelli-Anderson, MEd, BA, C-TAGME

Associate Director of Education
Program Manager
Veteran, US Air Force

Phone: 801-581-6345

University of Utah Health
50 North Medical Drive
Surgery 3B110 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132