How to Apply

Our three year program general includes up to two fellows at a time, normally accepting one at a time.

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).  At the current time, we can only consider applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents holding green cards, as funding is usually from federal training grants.  Highly qualified foreign medical graduates who are ECFMG certified and do not need financial support may also apply.  Applications are accepted from July to November; with the deadline of the rank list December 2 and the match date is December 16.

Requirements for this program are U.S. citizenship (or permanent VISA), the completion of a three-year pediatric residency program, and the necessary qualifications for a resident's physician licensure in the State of Iowa.  This license may be obtained by either passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or other examinations that have reciprocity with the State of Iowa

ERAS application materials needed:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement (limit to one page)
  • Three letters of recommendation including:
    • Pediatric Residency Director, and
    • Two additional faculty (or other appropriate individuals of your choice)
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examination scores
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only)
  • Passport-style photograph

Direct program-related questions and return applications to one of the following:

Carla Nester

Carla M Nester, MD, MSA, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Director
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive 4036 BT
Iowa City, IA 52242-1083
319-3356-7249 (phone)
319-384-9616 (fax)

Deanne Edgar
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive, BT 4019
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7249
Fax: 319-384-9616