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The University of Michigan Fellowship Program in Nephrology welcomes applications from individuals who will be board-eligible in Internal Medicine from an ABIM certified program at the time of matriculation. (Please note that we do not routinely accept applications from those who hold H1B visas.)

Application Process for Nephrology Fellowship

  • Submit application via ERAS: Applications for the period beginning in July 2015 will be accepted only by using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) beginning in July 2014. Applications will be available to Program Directors on July 15, 2014. Well-qualified individuals will be invited for an interview beginning in early September 2014. Thereafter, invitations for interviews will be made on a rolling basis. Submission of complete ERAS applications by July 31, 2014 is encouraged.

Required documents for ERAS applications:

  1. At least three letters of reference from those who know you well and can speak to your clinical ability, research potential (if applicable) and personal characteristics.
  2. A personal statement describing your background, and career goals and ambitions.
  3. Transcript from USMLE.
  4. ECFMG status report (if applicable).
  5. Common application.

Click here to access the ERAS system.

  • NRMP Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP): The University of Michigan Nephrology Training Program (and most USA nephrology training programs) will participate in the NRMP-sponsored match program. Interviewed applicants must register with the NRMP ( or; registration begins in July 2014. Following your interview, please follow NRMP instructions and instructions provided by our fellowship program at the time of your interview to submit your rank order list to the Match program. Rank order lists can be submitted in early November 2014 and must be finalized and certified by November 12, 2014. Match results will be provided by December 3, 2014.

Send all correspondence to:

Panduranga S. Rao, M.D.
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Training Program
University of Michigan
Simpson Memorial Institute - 3rd Floor
102 Observatory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5725

Application Process for Transplant Fellowship


  1. ABIM-certified in Internal Medicine
  2. ABIM-certification eligible in Nephrology
  3. Citizenship/Immigration status:
    1. Applicant should be an American citizen or Alien Resident (Green Card bearer)
    2. J1 and H1B visa status are not acceptable
  4. Applicant should meet all the criteria established by the University of Michigan Medical School for a clinical appointment as Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine

Documentation for Review:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Dr. Diane Cibrik (Director of the U of M Transplant Nephrology Fellowship)
  2. Updated CV
  3. Two letters of recommendation

    Mailing Address:
    Dr. Diane Cibrik
    TXP Nephrology Fellowship Program
    3914 Taubman Center
    1500 E Medical Center Dr
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5364

Interview and Recruitment Process:

  1. The applicant should have a current MI medical license and meet all requirements for credentialing.
  2. If considered a suitable candidate, U of M will schedule a phone interview.
  3. If phone interview is successful, candidate is invited for a formal interview at U of M (expenses covered by the applicant).
  4. If candidate is selected, electronic communication will be used for notification. Once the candidate accepts the position, Dr. Frank Brosius (Chief of Nephrology) will issue a formal letter of offer.

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum


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