How to Apply

*An Update for those who have interviewed for our Fellowship Program

Greetings from Ann Arbor!  Thank you again for interviewing with us.  As the process for an “in-person look” at our facilities was a key question from the virtual days, we wanted to provide you with the most recent update. We anticipate locking our rank list by 10/15/2023; on 10/16/2023, we will provide steps for setting up a non-evaluative visit should such a visit be of interest to you before certifying your own list.  The decision of whether or not to make a non-evaluative visit is entirely your preference and will in no way impact your position on our rank list.   Once our list is certified, our program will commit to the following institutional statement – ‘We recognize in-person visits can be beneficial to an applicant as they consider the institutions and cities in which they choose to continue their education and live. To preserve the program-applicant relationship, we pledge to not alter our Rank Order List for the duration of this recruitment cycle, in every circumstance, without exception. The UM GME Office has been notified and confirmation can be found on the Dates Rank Order Lists Certified posted on the GME Office website under Prospective Residents/Fellows.’  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


David Kershaw and Eloise Salmon

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must successfully complete an ACGME-accredited pediatric or pediatric-medicine residency prior to beginning fellowship, hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States and be United States citizens or permanent residents. Qualified J-1 visa holders will be considered. Foreign citizens with H-1B visas are not eligible.

The Pediatric Nephrology Division is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. In addition, the Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program adheres to the University of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection.

The University of Michigan GME utilizes the list of allopathic medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California for eligibility in our fellowship program. For osteopathic graduates, the medical school must be on the American Osteopathic Association accredited medical school list.

How to apply

Applications to our Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).  Our program uses the ERAS web-based system for processing fellowship applications.  All fellowship training positions are offered via the Pediatric Fall Subspecialty National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

The following information must be loaded into the ERAS system:

  • Completed online application
  • Current photograph (released only after an interview is offered)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement reflecting a commitment to pediatric nephrology
  • Three letters of recommendation from members of your faculty
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcript of Steps 1, 2, and 3 scores (for allopathic graduates; 1 and 2 are required; 3 is strongly encouraged)
  • COMLEX Step 1 and 2 scores (for osteopathic graduates)
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates)