University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

How to Apply to the Nephrology Fellowship Program

The University of Wisconsin Division of Nephrology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the fellowship match program overseen by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

ERAS Application

All applicants for the fellowship program must submit their applications online through ERAS. A complete application will include:

  • Completed ERAS common application form
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your Residency Director) using the Letter of Recommendation Portal (LORP)
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Updated CV
  • ECFMG (for foreign medical school graduates)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional)

NRMP Registration

All applicants to the Nephrology fellowship program are required to register with the NRMP.

Important Dates

July 7, 2021: MyERAS website opens to fellowship applicants for 2020 and applicants may start submitting applications via ERAS.

July 21, 2021: Fellowship programs start receiving applications via ERAS, invitations to interview will be extended on a rolling basis.

September/October 2021: Applicant interviews are conducted. Interviews will be virtual this year.

November 17, 2021: Rank order lists due to NRMP.

December 1, 2021: Match Day!

Visa's Sponsored: J-1 (H1 Visa is not sponsored).

Applicants must have completed residency training in internal medicine before beginning this fellowship. Applications are judged on the basis of the applicant's academic and clinical training record, letter of recommendation, and personal interviews with division faculty.

Virtual Interview Structure

Our virtual interview process will include live and asynchronous (prerecorded) elements. 

Virtual Happy Hour with Current Fellows
Attend a virtual happy hour to meet current fellows and ask them questions about life as a fellow and living in Madison.

Asynchronous Welcome and Program Overview
Watch a prerecorded program overview at your convenience, but prior to the live elements of the interview process.

Virtual Q&A with Program Director
After watching the prerecorded welcome and program overview, join our Program Director for a 30 minute Q& A session.

Virtual Interviews with Division Faculty
All candidates will interview with three faculty members through WebEx. 

Virtual Office Hours
Optional sessions on career-specific areas of interest will be offered. These will include sessions on nephrology as a career, transplant nephrology, interventional nephrology, and research. Additional topics may be added. 

Virtual Fellow-Led Tour
A prerecorded virtual tour of the hospital led by current or recently graduated UW Nephrology fellows will be available to applicants.

Attend a Virtual Conference
Applicants may watch a recorded conference session and/or attend one of our conferences remotely (hosted through WebEx).


UW Nephrology Selection Policy

Sample interview-day itinerary

UW GME Applicant Resources


Inquiries on applications may be addressed to:

UW Nephrology
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
1685 Highland Ave, 5th Floor
Madison, WI 53705

Tel: 608-265-7593
Fax: 608-262-6743
Email: Samantha Strennen, fellowship coordinator (