How to Apply

We welcome applicants to apply to our institution for nephrology fellowship training. The Division of Nephrology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application process. We continue to endorse the “all in” participation in the NRMP match.

A complete ERAS application includes a curriculum vitae, a personal statement of the applicant’s interest in nephrology and long-term career goals, three letters of recommendation and notarized USMLE transcript for Steps 1, 2, 3 (if available). We would also appreciate an unmounted recent photograph to accompany your application. We do sponsor J-1 and H1b visas. Applicants are considered for interview without regard to race, color, religion, gender or national origin. For candidates selected to interview, we reimburse the cost for overnight hotel accommodations. We interview applicants from early August through the end of October and do our best to accommodate applicant interview schedules.  

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is September 15.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is

  • one mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria;
  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise;
  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment;
  • presents resources and tools by the ABMS; 
  • a commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care; and
  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

For more information visit the American Board of Internal Medicine for specifics on board certification requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications for candidates include (1) an MD degree (or equivalent), (2) completion or expected completion of three years of residency training in Internal Medicine, with Board Eligibility or Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, by the initiation of Nephrology Fellowship training

Interview Information

At the interview, perspective candidates will receive an overview of the program and tour of the facilities. They will also meet individually with key faculty members that may include any or all of the following: the program director, other Nephrology faculty, and the department chair.