Application Process

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Application deadline for first year positions is November 1 each year for positions that begin on July 1 the following year. To apply you must sign up and participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We request three letters of reference, your dean’s letter, your transcript, and your USMLE scores, all transmitted thru ERAS. We do accept International Medical Graduates and sponsor J-1 visas only. Paper applications will not be accepted.

We consider every application. Our Program Director will review all applications individually. It is very important for your file to be as complete as possible for their review.

A personal email to interview is sent to you upon acceptance.

Best wishes and we hope to hear from you!

Lawrence Shoemaker, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Applications must include:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • All American Board of Pediatric In-Training Exam (ABPITE) scores
  • Scores from all three (3) steps of either the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
  • A personal statement.
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • All applicants must have successfully completed a US Residency Program.

International Medical Graduates are accepted and welcome to apply, however, we will only sponsor a J-1 Visa.

All completed applications are reviewed by the program director for interview selection. Interviews are conducted from July through November. Applicants who are selected for interviews are scheduled to meet with attending faculty members, Division Chairman, and the Fellowship Program Director. Applicants are also given a tour of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, outpatient clinic, and meet with current fellows, nursing staff, and administration staff. Once all of the interviews are conducted, the group establishes a ranking list to submitted to NRMP. (see update to virtual recruitment for 2024 cycle below)

Fellowship Application Timeline

Date Activity
May 31, 2023 ERAS 2023 season ends at 5 p.m. ET.
June 7, 2023 ERAS 2024 season begins at 9 a.m. ET.
June 8, 2023 EFDO will release tokens to fellowship applicants.
July 5, 2023 July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET.
July 19, 2023 July cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m. ET.
Nov. 15, 2023 December cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs at 9 a.m.ET.
Dec. 6, 2023 December cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 a.m. ET.
May 31, 2024 ERAS 2024 season ends at 5 p. m. ET.

Recruitment for the 2024 Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Application Cycle

The UF Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is aware of the challenges that have and will continue to arise for the upcoming interview season. As an institution, under the leadership of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, it has been decided that all residency and fellowship programs based at UF Gainesville will only be offering virtual interviews this year. As our local situation evolves and additional recommendations are made, we will update this site with information regarding application requirements, interview dates, and whether opportunities will exist for in-person second looks. We look forward to engaging with applicants in a safe and meaningful way and embracing creative approaches to introduce applicants to the UF Division of Pediatric Nephrology, our fellowship program and the beautiful Gainesville community.