Nephrology Fellowship Application Process

Eligibility

Graduates from an ACGME accredited 3-year internal medicine residency program or 4-year Med-Peds residency program are eligible for the Nephrology Fellowship Program at EVMS.

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  1. Graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
  2. EVMS will support ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship and will consider H1-b visa applicants (on a case-by-case basis) for fellows enrolled in graduate medical education.

All fellows must comply with the EVMS graduate medical education office policies and procedures, including a criminal background check and a pre-employment health screening prior to starting the program.

All applicable licensure eligibility requirements must be fulfilled prior to starting the program.


Application

The EVMS Nephrology Fellowship Program participates in the National Residency Match Program, and only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program does not accept direct applications or reference letters. Any unsolicited documents mailed directly will be discarded.

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application and all supporting documents must be submitted through ERAS no later than September 1, 2014.  Required supporting documents include:

          • Personal statement
          • Official medical school transcripts
          • USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
          • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter)
          • Two letters of recommendation from physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity
          • One letter of recommendation from a division head or department chair
          • A valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Interview

Interviews of qualified applicants are conducted in September and October of each year prior to the match date.


Timeline
ERAS opens for applicants: July 15, 2014
ERAS applications available to training programs:

July 30 – September 1, 2014

Application Deadline:

September 1, 2014

Interview Period:

September 15 – October 6, 2014

Ranking Opens: October 1, 2014
Rank List Submitted: November 12, 2014
Match Day:

December 3, 2014

First Day of Fellowship: July 1, 2015  (Required orientations will take in the last week of June)

 

  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on USMLE examinations, grades in preclinical and clinical courses, dean’s letters, letters of recommendation (3), communication skills and personal attributes
  • Minimum score 200 or above on USMLE Step 1 and 2 on first attempt

  • Must pass USMLE CS on first attempt. For osteopathic students, must pass National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME/COMLEX)