Fellowship Application Process

The Division of Nephrology at UCSF participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and the fellowship match program administered by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Nephrology faculty and staff.
Nephrology faculty, fellows and staff.

ERAS Application

Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found at ERAS application.

Please be sure to complete the following items:

  • Submit three letters of recommendation, including letters from your residency training director, research mentor (if applicable), and current employer (if you have completed residency training).
  • Submit a concise personal statement of your career goals in Nephrology, previous research background/training and possible research interests (if applicable).
  • Apply to one of our two fellowship tracks: Clinical Educator or Research (including basic and clinical research).
    • We offer multiple potential pathways during fellowship training at UCSF, including, but not limited to, sequential nephrology/transplant nephrology fellowships and a combined adult/pediatric nephrology fellowship. Please let us know if you are interested in either of these pathways. Fellows from the Research or Clinician Educator track of the nephrology fellowship program can pursue transplant nephrology fellowship training. The UCSF pediatric nephrology program director is Dr. Farzana Perwad.

Applicants may submit their fellowship applications via ERAS starting June 6, 2019. We will begin offering interviews after our initial review of applications in mid to late July 2019. We strongly encourage applicants to complete their applications (including letters of recommendation) by July 1, 2019.

We value diversity in our applicant pool and fellowship program.

We will consider sponsoring H-1B and J-1 visas for exceptional candidates with outstanding research backgrounds applying to the research track.

NRMP Registration

All applicants to the Nephrology fellowship program are required to register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). View information on how to register and important deadlines at NRMP. Registration begins in August 2019, and match results will be announced December 6, 2019.


July 1, 2019 Fellowship applicants can start submitting applications via ERAS.

July 15, 2019

Fellowship programs start receiving applications via ERAS.
August - October 2019 Interviews conducted at UCSF.
November 15, 2019 Rank Lists due to NRMP.
December 6, 2019 NRMP Match results available.
July 1, 2020 Fellowship begins.


Contact Information

Gabriel Stelmack
Fellowship Coordinator
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Avenue, U407, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Tel: (415) 476-1812
Fax: (415) 476-3381
Email: Gabriel Stelmack
Kerry Cho, MD
Fellowship Program Director
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Avenue, U407, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Email: Kerry Cho



Nephrology Fellows utilize four of UCSF's main campuses for clinical activities. See UCSF Campus Maps for maps and directions.

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General
  • San Francisco VAMC
  • UCSF Parnassus Campus
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus