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Naiel N. Nassar, MD

Naiel N. Nassar, MD, FACP

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The UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases fellowship program is a two-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches two PGY-4 fellows each year.

The UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.



Program Director – Naiel Nassar, MD, FACP


For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Lorna Tahan, Fellowship Program Coordinator

155 N. Fresno St. #307 Fresno, CA 93701
Telephone:  (559) 499 -6484
FAX:  (559) 499-6501
E-mail: ID.Fellowship@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/infectious-disease/
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu



Application Requirements:  ( Program Specific Information)
Applicant must have or will graduate from an Internal Medicine resident program in the USA
Applicants must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine
All fellows must a have a valid California State Medical License to start Fellowship training. For more information, contact Medical Board of California.


Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:

  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

Background Checks
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to complete residency training in the United States.  Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org  for additional information on how to obtain certification.

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