How to Apply

Physicians interested in the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Candidates are selected using the following prerequisites and criteria:

  • The successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Internal Medicine
  • Scores on training examinations
  • Letters of reference
  • Scholarly accomplishments.

The goal is to prepare the trainee to function as a competent nephrologist and meet the requirements for ABIM-certification in nephrology.

Application Requirements

Your ERAS application will require the following documentation:

  • CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG certificate (see “International Medical Graduates” below)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Certificate of completion (or good standing in) ACGME-accredited residency
  • Personal statement

Please note, you must apply through ERAS and register for participation in the match through the NRMP Fellowship Medical Specialties Matching Program.

For more information, see this: 
NRMP/ACGME Recruitment Communication Requirement ►►►

International Medical Graduates

Graduates of foreign medical schools are welcome to apply to the Fellowship provided they have a standard ECFMG Certificate and an Arizona postgraduate training permit.

Fellows must either have U.S. Citizenship, valid U.S. residency, or a J-1 visa. H1-B visas are supported on a case by case bases. 

Timeline and Deadlines

The ERAS and NRMP websites have information for fellowship application and match registration deadlines. It is generally recommended applicants start gathering application materials in January to be ready to apply by July. It is highly recommended you have taken “Step III” (pre-boards residency exam). ERAS begins transmitting applications to the fellowship programs in early to mid-July. It is highly recommended your application be completed and submitted by this point. The application review process starts the last week of July through August. Interview offers go out shortly after the review process. Interviews occur over a 6-8 week period beginning the last week of August through October (This may vary depending on the application deadlines for ERAS and NRMP.). Rank lists are due in mid-November and the match announcement is in early December.

A Fellow accepts employment with Banner University Medical Center as a Clinical Assistant with Designated Campus Colleague (DCC) status with the University of Arizona.


Program Coordinator, Senior
Nephrology Fellowship
Office of the Vice Chair for Medical Education
(520) 621-5227