Application Information

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Kentucky uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application process exclusively. UK Nephrology endorsed the "all in" participation in the NRMP match.

We require three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and USMLE transcript. Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps are required before the start of training. We sponsor J-1 visas for selected applicants. Interviews are conducted in August through the end of October. Lodging is provided for invited candidates. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Basic Application Requirements

All Nephrology fellowship trainees at the University of Kentucky must have a full Kentucky medical license (GME will assist). Accordingly, applications will only be considered from those individuals who meet licensing requirements. The following summarizes these requirements: 

1. Graduation from an approved medical school. All medical schools in the United States of America and Canada approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) meet this requirement. Other medical school education is evaluated by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure on an individual basis.
2. United States and Canadian medical school graduates must complete at least one year of postgraduate training approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the National Joint committee (NJC). Graduates of non-U.S./Canadian medical schools must complete three years of ACGME or NJC approved postgraduate training that includes 12 months of clinical training.
3. You must have received a passing score on the USMLE or COMLEX exam, or hold a full license in another state or Canadian province as a result of passing a licensing exam.
4. Foreign medical graduates must possess permanent ECFMG certification or proof of certification by an approved U.S. specialty board.

A copy of the full licensure requirements can be obtained from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML, 310 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222, Tel: 502-429-8046) or visit

Training prerequisites include satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency, or an AOA-accredited internal medicine residency whose program has been pre-accredited by the ACGME. We fully consider graduates of accredited foreign medical schools on J-1 visas. 

For more information about the
UK Nephrology Fellowship Program,
please contact:

Program Coordinator
Maria Richie, M.Ed.

Fellowship Program Director
Jonathan C. Webb, MD

Program Office
Nephrology Fellowship Program
University of Kentucky
800 Rose Street, MN 672
Lexington, KY 40536
phone: 859-323-2631
fax: 859-257-3927