SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR 2012
We welcome you to the Fellowship Program of the Division of Nephrology/Hypertension at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our program offers an outstanding training opportunity in nephrology and, depending on your interests, in basic or clinical research. Northwestern University offers state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Downtown Chicago. The diverse Faculty includes several nationally and internationally recognized leaders in nephrology and several areas of research. Faculty and staff are committed to providing the best possible Fellowship experience. Please review the information available online, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Applicant qualifications include successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency and eligibility for the American Board of Internal Medicine's certification exam prior to the start of fellowship training. All applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted medical license prior to beginning training. If applicable, applicants must have valid ECFMG certification and a valid visa.
The Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy learning environment and educational culture for all house staff, faculty and other members of the McGaw community including patients and employees of affiliated educational institutions and medical facilities. The commitment includes maintaining an educational environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of any legally protected status. In accordance with McGaw's educational goals and mission, and applicable law, McGaw does not discriminate or tolerate harassment based on sexual, racial, national origin or any protected group status.
For the 2012 academic fellowship year, applications for Nephrology/Hypertension fellowship training at Northwestern are aceppted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To apply, please go to the ERAS website at www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm
and follow the directions for Fellowship applicants. Applications and related documents submitted without the use of ERAS for this year will not be considered.
To complete your application, the following documents are required:
1. A letter of recommendation from your Internal Medicine Residency Program Director or Department Chairperson.
2. At least 2 (but not more than 4) additional letters of recommendation. These should be from clinical faculty and/or research mentors who know you and your work well. Ideally, at least one letter should be from a senior member of the faculty at your institution.
3. A personal statement describing who you are, why you have chosen to pursue training in nephrology, and your current thoughts about your future path.
4. Your curriculum vitae.
5. Original reports of your USMLE scores.
6. Medical School dean's letters and transcripts are not required.
Since we participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Medical Specialties Matching Program, fellowship applicants must also register with NRMP (www.nrmp.org
) and plan to participate in the NRMP match.
The Northwestern program provides training in nephrology leading to eligibility for American Board of Internal Medicine certification in Nephrology.
For the 2012 Fellowship Application season, applicant interviews will be held on the following dates:
2011 Interview Sessions:
January 19 and 26
February 2 and 9
March 16, 23 and 30
April 13, 20 and 27
May 18 and 25
We thank you very much for your interest in our Fellowship Program. Again, please do not hesitate to contact us in writing or via email if you have any further questions.
Shubhada Ahya MD
Director, Fellowship Program
Phone: (312) 908-8342
Fax: (312) 503-0622