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Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars)

Kidney TREKS, an initiative established by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), is designed to foster interest in careers in nephrology and research through a week-long research course retreat and long-term mentorship program. To view an additional description of the MDIBL course, click here.

Kidney TREKS Program includes:

  • Attend the Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratory “Origins of Renal Physiology” course for students, June 6-13, 2014. Tuition, travel stipend to Maine, room and board are paid by ASN.
  • Become connected with a nephrologist-mentor who will interact with the student over the course of medical school training, graduate school or postdoctoral fellowship.
  • Attend ASN Kidney Week during the 3rd or 4th year of medical school or graduate school with travel support (as a part of the ASN Program for Students and Residents).
  • Receive complimentary membership to the ASN with access to website resources for students.


  • Must be a medical student who has complete at least one year of medical school, a graduate student pursuing a PhD or a postdoctoral fellow within one year of receiving a PhD. Note: This program is not for nephrology fellows.
  • Must reside in North America.

Important Dates

  • The application will open Monday, December 9 at 9:00 AM EST
  • The application will close Friday, January 24 at 4:00 PM EST