Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Admissions


We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) web portal. The ERAS portal is part of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The fellowship match is conducted by the National Resident Matching Program through its “Specialties Matching Service.” The Baylor College of Medicine International Services Office can answer specific questions for applicants on visa. Applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency program from an accredited institution.

The Section of Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine has a total of 10 fellowship slots. The goal of this program is to prepare individuals for academic or private practice careers with broad clinical training in nephrology.

Our program is nationally recognized and highly competitive; each year we receive an average of 150 applications. Our faculty serves at the highest levels of many national organizations, including the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation. All fellows matriculate into a two-year clinical slot. Read more about the didactics and training sites on our curriculum page.

Fellows interested in a three-year mentored research fellowship will apply during the first year of fellowship. If accepted, then the second and third year of the fellowship will be research focused, with limited clinical exposure, and will provide the opportunity to complete an advanced research degree (Masters in Clinical Investigation). During this period, the mentor and trainee will apply for external funding. Dr. Michael Holliday (current faculty) received the prestigious George Rathmann Fellowship Award in 2019 during his third year.

Date Activity
July 7, 2021 ERAS opens. Applicants may begin submitting applications to our fellowship program.
July 21, 2021

Fellowship Programs will gain access to applications.

Applicants will be invited for virtual interviews on a rolling process.

Aug. 25, 2021 First day of virtual interview season. Interviews typically will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Plan for a half day
Nov. 18, 2021

Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Dec. 1, 2021 Match Day


Applicants will be invited starting on July 21, 2021. The interview day will include 4 interviews with current faculty, lunch with current trainees, an invitation to scheduled didactics (optional!), and a relaxed evening event.


For questions about the Nephrology Fellowship, contact:


Maulin Shah, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director

Linda R. Johnston
Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator
Office: (713) 798-5808

Mailing Address:
One Baylor Plaza - BCM620
Houston, TX 77030-3411

Physical Address:
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St., Suite 8B
Houston, TX 77030