Application Process


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
  • Compliance with the Health Sciences Center Drug Testing

Eligible applicants apply through the Surgical critical care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS). 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

 In addition to the SAFAS application, the following are required:

  • A personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and ABSITE scores

If applying out of cycle, applicants should submit application materials directly to the Fellowship Manager, Anna Darelli-Anderson, at


gia lewis

Giavonni Lewis, MD, FACS

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



Anna Darelli-Anderson

Anna Darelli-Anderson
Surgical Education Manager
Phone: 801-213-2598

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