Application Procedure

Applicants for clinical training must hold an M.D. (or equivalent) and have completed an Internal Medicine residency before beginning their fellowship in the Renal Section. Those MDs seeking research training have usually completed clinical nephrology training, but it is also possible to commence the renal fellowship with research training, to be followed by clinical training. The program also encourages applications from individuals who have completed their Ph.D. degrees and wish postdoctoral research training.

Our training program has wide flexibility so that trainees preparing for a career in academic medicine, either basic or clinical research, or those planning a career in the practice of nephrology are encouraged to apply. We mold our program to your personal career goals.

Four fellows are accepted for clinical training in nephrology each year. Those M.D. or Ph.D. candidates primarily seeking research training will be considered separately for direct appointments.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates from under-represented minority groups. In addition to being an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the Boston University Medical Campus has a strong history of service to minority populations and to advancing the careers of minority trainees.

Our program participates in the nephrology fellowship match. An applicant can rank our program in either the clinical or the research track, or both. The research track will be either clinical or bench research, depending on your career plans. Furthermore, if you match in the clinical track and then find you would like research training, we will almost certainly be able to accommodate your request.

Applications for clinical training positions in 2012 should be made through ERAS. We will no longer accept applications directly except for Ph.D. candidates and M.D. candidates applying primarily for research training. Such candidates can request an application form by clicking on the following address djsalant@bu.edu. A brief explanation of your research interests and background should be provided by email. Alternatively, fax it to (617) 638-7326. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Dr. David J. Salant
Director of Training Program in Nephrology
Boston Medical Center
Renal Section
650 Albany Street 5th Floor, Rm 504
Boston, MA 02118-2393

When requesting an application by e-mail, please be sure to include your name and address. Once these materials have been received, selected applicants will be invited to visit the Renal Section to meet renal staff and current fellows. To allow opportunity for full consideration, credentials should be entered in ERAS by January 1, 2008. Applicants wishing further information are welcome to call either Dr. Edward Alexander or Dr. David Salant at (617) 638-7330.

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