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Nephrology / Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship

The combined Nephrology and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine fellowship condenses clinical training in both specialties. The fellowship is an ACGME AIRE program with a goal to train physicians to meet the largely unmet need for nephrology physicians who are experts in providing palliative care medicine to patients with chronic disease.

As the program fellow, you will be board-eligible in both disciplines after only two years of training.

The first year of this fellowship will be predominantly traditional nephrology training with inpatient and continuity clinics as exists in the other tracks. Refer to Clinical Nephrology Fellowship for information on clinical responsibilities in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

However, in the second year, your focus will shift to Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and will participate in core rotations and didactics with that specialty.

Fellows will match as part of the Nephrology Fellowship program, which serves as their home base for their education with tight collaboration with the Hospice and Palliative Medicine program leadership.

To be considered for the program, you must have completed a three-year internal medicine residency by start of fellowship.

How do I apply?

Application to Yale’s Nephrology / Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship is done exclusively through ERAS.

Applicants will apply for both programs simultaneously and will be interviewed by faculty from both the Sections of Nephrology and Geriatrics (Palliative Care) on interview day.

Interested applicants should submit their application through ERAS when the application cycle opens on July 1. Complete the ERAS application early, and secure all letters of recommendation because interview slots are given out based on the timing of the receipt of the application.

Application Requirements

To be considered for the program, you must have completed a three-year internal medicine residency by start of fellowship.

Along with the application, we require:

  • Three letters or recommendation
    • One letter must be from your residency program director
  • A personal statement
  • USMLE transcript

We sponsor J-1 and H1B visas for selected applicants.

Interviews are by invitation only and usually occur in September through early October.

All applicants interested in training the Yale Nephrology fellowship training program will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Begin your ERAS fellowship application.