How to Apply


Because of COVID-19 related travel and visitor restrictions during the 2020 Pediatric Nephrology fellowship interviewing season, we anticipate that all interviews for the University of Michigan’s fellowship programs will be conducted virtually online.

The Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and other national organizations are currently developing guidelines for programs to use when scheduling and conducting virtual interviewing. As details become available, we will continue to update.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must successfully complete an ACGME accredited pediatric or pediatric-medicine residency prior to beginning fellowship, hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, and be United States citizens or permanent residents. Qualified J-1 visa holders will be considered. Foreign citizens with H-1B visas are not eligible.

The Pediatric Nephrology Division is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status. In addition, the Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program adheres to the University of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection.

The University of Michigan GME utilizes the list of allopathic medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California for eligibility in our fellowship program. For osteopathic graduates, the medical school must be on the American Osteopathic Association accredited medical school list.

How to apply

Applications to our Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).  Our program uses the ERAS web-based system for processing fellowship applications.  All fellowship training positions are offered via the Pediatric Fall Subspecialty National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

The following information must be loaded into the ERAS system:

  • Completed on-line application
  • Current photograph (released only after interview is offered)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement reflecting commitment to pediatric nephrology
  • Three letters of recommendation from members of your faculty
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript of Steps 1, 2 and 3 scores (for allopathic graduates; 1 and 2 are required; 3 is strongly encouraged)
  • COMLEX Step 1 and 2 scores (for osteopathic graduates)
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates)