Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars)
Kidney TREKS is an American Society of Nephrology initiative for medical students that is designed to foster interest in careers in nephrology and research. Students who have completed at least one year of medical school are invited to attend a one-week course in the origins of renal physiology taught by prominent nephrology clinician-scientists at the renowned Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine. In addition, they are paired with a nephrologist-mentor to maintain a connection with the field during their medical school experience. They are subsequently invited to attend the American Society of Nephrology annual Kidney Week in the 3rd or 4th year of medical school.
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Kidney TREKS components:
- Attend the Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratories “Origins of Renal Physiology” course for medical students, June 8-14, 2013. Tuition, room and board are paid by the American Society of Nephrology.
- Become connected with a nephrologist-mentor who will interact with the student over the course of medical school training.
- Attend the American Society of Nephrology annual Kidney Week in 3rd or 4th year of medical school with travel support.
- Membership in the American Society of Nephrology with access to ASN website resources for students and opportunity to apply for Student Scholar Grants.