Nephrology fellowship - How to Apply

ERAS - Electronic Residency Application System

The Division of Nephrology will participate in the Matching Program for the 2014 appointment year. Applications for 2015 positions will be accepted exclusively through ERAS and will be reviewed beginning July 15, 2014. Invitations will begin at this time. Interviews will be posted soon:

Following is the Match timeline provided to us by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP):

Match Conducted in 2014; Appointment Year 2015

July 30, 2014 (12 noon EST): Match opens

October 1, 2014 (12 noon EST): Rank order list submission begins for programs and applicants.

October 29, 2014 (11:59 PM EST): Quota change deadline. Programs must submit final information on quotas and withdrawals.

November 12, 2014 (9:00PM EST): Rank order list deadline. Applicants and programs must certify their rank order list by this date and time.

December 3, 2014 (12 noon EST): Match Day! Filled and unfilled results for individual programs are posted to the web. Information on matched and unmatched applicants is posted to the web. Locations of all unfilled positions are released to applicants. Unmatched applicants may begin contacting unfilled programs.


Division of Nephrology Fellowship applications will be accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  The applications are downloaded from ERAS on July 15 for positions opening almost 12 months later in July (e.g., July 15, 2014, for July 1, 2015). 

UW Visa Policy: The UW School of Medicine accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency and fellowship programs. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and the UW Provost's Office.

Application materials and information can be found at:

Another useful information sheet (includes timelines):

We request applicants to submit 3 letters of recommendation, including one from the Internal Medicine Program Director during your internship and/or residency. No additional information is requested other than what is submitted through ERAS.

The fellowship selection committee will screen applications.  Candidates whose qualifications appear to be a good match for our program will receive an email invitation to arrange a visit to Seattle for a day of interviews with Dr. Bilal Malik, Program Director, and other faculty in the Division of Nephrology.  Historically, only about 11% of applicants to the UW Nephrology Fellowship Training Program are invited for interviews.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We are strongly committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities entering careers in academic nephrology.  To this end, we strongly encourage applications of minority candidates to our program.

Additional information about the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program can be addressed to:

Fellowship Program Administrator
University of Washington
Division of Nephrology
Box 356521
Seattle, WA 98195