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How to Apply

To be eligible for a fellowship in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and have three years residency in an ACGME-approved program, OR
  • Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by theAmerican Osteopathic Association (AOA) and have three years residency in an ACGME-approved program, OR
  • Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
    • Has a currently valid ECFMG certificate plus at least one year training in an ACGME approved program, OR
    • Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction plus at least one year training in an ACGME-approved program, OR
    • Is a graduate of a medical school outside the United States who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Be eligible for American Board of Internal Medicine prior to the time they begin training

The Division of Nephrology requires the following documentation for application:

  • Completed fellowship application through ERAS
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement through ERAS
  • Three letters of recommendation through ERAS
  • International Medical Graduates must include the following in addition to the above:
    • Copy of green card, visa (J-1), or documentation of U.S. citizenship
    • Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
    • Evidence of previous training in the United States

Selection Criteria for Interviewing applicants

The Nephrology faculty, in a joint meeting, reviews applicants who meet the criteria. Based on the quality of the application and academic credentials, the applicant is subsequently invited for an interview. On the interview day, applicants receive an information packet and interview with members of the Division of Nephrology and the Nephrology fellows. At the conclusion of the interview, the interviewers complete a standard evaluation form for each applicant they interviewed. The results are tallied and form the basis of the preliminary rank order. The University of Utah Nephrology program places all positions in the Match.

The Guide to the Nephrology Fellowship Program is given to applicants on interview day and includes:

  • Examples of the fellow rotation schedule, the monthly call schedule, and the monthly conference schedule
  • Program curriculum, including goals, objectives and evaluation procedures
  • Work hours and supervision policy
  • Vacation/absence policy
  • Stipend information
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Benefits summary
  • University policies pertinent to fellows with regard to sexual harassment

The University of Utah Graduate Medical Education Committee requires that fellows have a Utah
Medical License and ACLS certification. Fellows who are not currently certified in ACLS must become
so within six months of commencing their training.