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Nephrology Fellowship

The Division of Nephrology at Children’s National Hospital offers a comprehensive three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program. As a nationally-recognized program for more than 30 years, we provide fellows with a unique experience that combines excellence in clinical training and world-class research opportunities. Our mission is to produce well-trained pediatric nephrologists who excel in every aspect of care for children and adolescents with kidney disorders.

Our fellowship provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical nephrology and the provision of acute and chronic renal replacement therapy. This includes acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD), acute and chronic hemodialysis (HD), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), intensive care nephrology and renal transplantation.

As a fellow, you also will participate in scholarly research activities available within the Division of Nephrology, the Children’s Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the George Washington University Schools of Medicine & Health Sciences and Public Health. In addition, didactic lectures on end-stage renal disease and transplantation, small group discussions and opportunities to teach faculty/medical students are a core part of the program’s curriculum.

Important Dates for Applicants

  • Early July: Applicants start applying to program
  • July – early August: Applicant invitations for interviews 
  • Late August – late November: Fellowship applicants interviewed
  • Early December: Fall match results are available through ERAS

How to Apply

To apply to the Nephrology Fellowship, please register with ERAS. An application will be considered complete once the online ERAS form is complete and you have uploaded:

  • Two letters of reference
  • USMLE scores
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement

Applications will be considered through early November. When your completed application has been received and reviewed, you will be notified if you will be offered an interview opportunity. Interviews will be conducted on most Thursdays from late August through early November. We encourage applicants to apply earlier in the application process to ensure flexibility with interview scheduling.

International Graduates

We accept applications from high-quality international medical graduates through ERAS. 


  • Health, dental and vision
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Backup child and elder care

View our benefits guide for a detailed summary.