General Fellowship Application: How to Apply for Nephrology Fellowship

Program Director: JogiRaju Tantravahi, M.D.
Length of Program: 2 Year Clinical Track / 3 Year Research Track
Number of Positions: Accepting 4 positions for 2018, Accredited for 10 positions
Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation
Length of Accreditation: 6 Years
Application Open: July 6, 2017
Application Deadline: TBA
Post Match: TBA
Admissions Overview
The Division of Nephrology Fellowship Program focuses its application season on exceptional candidates for four positions available starting July 1.  The positions available are for two years or three years.   While the two year track will be devoted to clinical rotations, fellows will be given ample opportunity to pursue bench and clinical research projects.  Three year research positions are also available during which the first two years will focus on clinical or basic research and the third year will focus on clinical rotations.  Individuals in the research tract will also be part of a Department Wide Medical Research Program.Admissions decisions are based on a number of factors, including internship and residency training, letters of recommendation, and suitability for our program.
Applications & Interviews
The Division of Nephrology typically receives over 200 applications annually for the four Nephrology Fellowship positions. The Fellowship Program accepts applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Application materials will only be reviewed within ERAS. Applications are reviewed beginning in December and invitations for interview are extended via the ERAS email PostOffice. Interviewing takes place between February and April. The Division of Nephrology participates in the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP) in Nephrology. Currently the Division of Nephrology accepts H1B and J1 visas. However, the institution (the University of Florida), and not the Division decides which visa statuses are acceptable. Hence, if the University of Florida opts to change which visas it sponsors, then it is conceivable that the Division will not accept applications from either J1 or H1B holders. For additional information regarding the ERAS application process, please download the applicant information sheet provided below or visit the AAMC page. ERAS Fellowship Application Process The Division of Nephrology opposes any form of discrimination against people on the basis of their gender, race, ethnic affiliation, physical handicaps, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, or national origin. The Division of Nephrology encourages and supports fellowship application and fellowship work by members of minorities and other underrepresented groups.
Important Deadlines
  • July 6, 2017– MyERAS web site opens to applicants to begin working on their applications. Fellowship applicants may apply to July application cycle programs only.
  • August 1 – 25, 2017 – Applicants contacted by the Program through ERAS Post Office & email by Program Coordinator to schedule interviews
  • August 25 – October 27, 2017– Interviews take place
  • November 1, 2017– Rank List closes
  • December 6, 2017– Match Day
  • July 1, 2018 – Fellowship training begins
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to the program via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Step 2: Invitations to interview are extended through the ERAS  starting in August. Applicants considered for an interview will be invited to visit the Division of Nephrology for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. The interview process will begin in August for positions beginning in July.
Required Application Materials
The following documents are required in order for candidates to be considered for an interview:
1. ERAS Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Personal Statement
4. Recent Photograph
5. Medical School Transcripts
6. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
7. Green Card Status (if applicable)
8. USMLE Scores (M.D.’s): Steps 1 and 2; Step 3 (if available)  (USMLE Step 3 must be passed prior to starting fellowship.)
9. COMLEX Scores (D.O.’s): Levels 1, 2 and 3
10. Three Letters of Recommendation
11. Visa Requirements: Currently the Division of Nephrology accepts H1B and J1 visas.
PLEASE NOTE:  Applications will not be considered complete unless all of the above have been submitted electronically through ERAS.
Competitive applicants will have completed training at an accredited US Medical Residency Program.Recent entering Fellowship classes had an average applicant scores well above the average on the USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Applicants who failed the Boards will be considered only under special circumstances. In addition to Board Scores, the admission committees rate quality of Internship and Residency Training Program and other experience, letters of recommendation, and suitability to the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Which visa types does Nephrology accept? The Division of Nephrology supports all visa types supported by the University of Florida. These currently include H1B and J1 visas.
  2. How likely is Nephrology to consider applications from other residents outside UF’s Internal Medicine program?Extremely! The Division of Nephrology happily considers all qualified candidates regardless of background.
  3. Does your program accept International Medical Graduates? Absolutely! The Division of Nephrology happily considers all qualified candidates regardless of background.
  4. Are you accepting fellows Post Match? Yes! We still have two positions available.
For further information, please contact:
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
University of Florida
College of Medicine
P.O. Box 100224
Gainesville, FL 32610
TEL:  (352) 273-8822
FAX: (352) 392-5465