Applying for the Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the program.

The University of California San Diego Nephrology fellowship is designed to educate new nephrologist.  We offer both a two year program concentrating on training in clinical nephrology and a three year program which consist of one year of training in clinical nephrology and two years of research.  At times, physicians who choose to pursue an academic career may perform a fourth year of training to bolster their academic credentials before applying for a faculty appointment. Consideration of this extension occurs during the research years.  We accept four new fellows per year.  Applicants must have completed three or more years of post-doctoral training prior to beginning their fellowship.  California medical licensure is not required at the time of acceptance, but must be obtained prior to beginning training. Licensure must be valid by June 1.  Applications for the program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and selection of fellows will be conducted by a match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Documents required include:

  1. Common Application Form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Medical School transcripts
  4. Program Director's Letter plus 3 letters of recommendation
  5. USMLE Transcripts, and ECFMG Status Report (for foreign medical graduates only)
  6. J-1 Visa accepted for 2 year clinical track only
  7. US citizenship or permanent residency required for 3 year research track

The application process opens July 15th and closes in late September. Interviews may begin as early as September and continue through October. Interviews will be held on Tuesday and Fridays. Applicants will have the opportunity to interact with many of the faculty members and current fellows on their interview day.  A review of applications is completed by the faculty in November in order to submit applications for ranking. Match Day November 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.ET!

For more information, please contact:

Cynthia M. Miracle, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension 
Renal Clinic Director, VASDHS

Raeann Miller
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension 
University of California, San Diego & VASDHS
200 W. Arbor Dr. M/C 8409
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619-543-4619 
Fax: 619-471-0754