How To Apply

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

We require three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and USMLE transcript. We do sponsor J-1 and H1b visas for selected applicants. Completion and passing of all three USMLE steps are required before the start of training.
All applicants interested in training at the Duke Nephrology fellowship training program will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or national origin.


  • July 2023 Fellowship applicants can start submitting applications via ERAS
  • Late July 2023 Fellowship programs start receiving applications via ERAS
  • Late August- October 2023 Interviews conducted 
  • November 2023 Rank Lists due to NRMP
  • November 29, 2023 MATCH DAY
  • July 1, 2024 Fellowship begins

How Will You Be Notified of an Interview?

Applicants will be notified by email (the one denoted on their ERAS application) directly from the program director. This email will contain several possible interview dates to choose from.

Can I Request Specific Faculty Members to Interview With or Specify Specific Interests Before the Interview Day?

Yes. We encourage applicants to reach out if they have specific interests. This will ensure your interview day will be high yield.

Structure of a Typical Interview Day

Interviews are conducted from Late August to October during the interview season. Interview days are typically Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week and will all be held virtually via Zoom.

  • interview with faculty
  • meet with program directors
  • ample time to spend with fellows
  • virtual day in the life and tour of our program, experiences, research opportunities.

Certification Information

  • ABIM requirements for certification in Nephrology  

For additional information, please contact:

Marianne Drexler
Program Contact, Duke Nephrology

Contact Information for Graduates

Duke University Hospital
Nephrology Fellowship Program
External/Physical Address:  2 Genome Ct. Durham, NC, 27710
Interoffice/Mailbox:  Box 10315
Durham, NC  27705
Fax: (919) 385-9379
Attn: Marianne Drexler, Program Coordinator

Selective Service System Registration

All male applicants (as determined by gender assigned at birth for purposes of this requirement) who are US citizens or immigrants must have registered with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday, or arrival date into the USA. Individuals are eligible to register until the age of 26. Failure to register is a violation of federal law, and can face significant penalties, including loss of eligibility for citizenship for immigrants. Individuals who have not registered are not eligible for a variety of benefits including federal student aid, federal job training, and any job in the Executive Branch of the government (e.g. VA), and are not allowed to work in federal facilities even as a resident or fellow. If they have not registered, they should discuss this with their potential program director. Additional details can be found at
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