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  • Nephrology

  • The Fellowship Program

  • Program Details

    How to Apply

    Like all areas of medicine, nephrology encompasses a broad and growing field of knowledge. On the clinical level it is grounded in traditional bedside medicine, and interfaces with the other branches of internal medicine from allergy to rheumatology. On the basic science level it receives advanced technical contributions from the fields of immunology, genetics, cell and molecular biology. Thus, nephrologists need a solid foundation in all these areas, and also the skills to stay abreast of new developments as we move into the next century.

    The division of nephrology at Lifespan and Brown Medical School offers a fellowship program at Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals that is designed to provide this training.

    • The spectrum of activities in clinical nephrology extends from performance of renal biopsies to the analysis of complex acid-base problems.
    • The cornerstone of the program is the wide exposure to primary and secondary renal diseases, hypertension and electrolyte problems on our busy inpatient consultation service.
    • In addition, there are rotations through chronic dialysis, transplant and pediatric nephrology services.
    • Outpatient training consists of consultations and longitudinal ambulatory care in our clinic.

    In all of these areas one-on-one teaching is provided by faculty members experienced in clinical nephrology and committed to the education of fellows, residents and medical students. This clinical training is complemented by a didactic program designed to review clinically relevant topics in nephrology, teach literature analysis and expose trainees to new areas of investigation.

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