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Nephrology Fellowship Program Application Process

The Nephrology Fellowship program selects three new fellows each year from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Applicants are required to have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-certified residency program in internal medicine. 

All applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications received outside of ERAS will not be considered.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursing the Nephrology Fellowship program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Candidates who match will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview. 


August 31, 2018

Submitting an Application 

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • USMLE Step I, II, and III scores
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Current photograph

Interview Process

We generally conduct most interviews from August through October of the year prior to the anticipated start date. 

Per the requirements of our graduate medical education program, we are only able to accept J-1 Visa applicants. 

For those individuals interested in our program who are in need of additional information, please address correspondence to:

James Pirkle, MD
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Section on Nephrology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Phone: (336)-716-4650
FAX: (336) 716-4318

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