Medical Students: Kidney TREKS

Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars

Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars), 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.

View the 2016 MDIBL Course information.

The 2016 Kidney TREKS program offers participants the opportunity to:

  1. Attend the Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratories "Origins of Renal Physiology" course for students, June 11-18, 2016. Tuition, a travel stipend to Maine, and room and board are provided by ASN.
  2. Connect with a nephrologist-mentor who will interact with the student over the course of medical school training, graduate school or postdoctoral fellowship.
  3. 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).
  4. Receive complimentary ASN membership, including access to website resources for students.

Application and Program Details

Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratory

Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2016
Application   Details  

TREKS Mentors

A big "thank you" to all the faculty who have served as mentors for students on the TREKS program!

For questions or more information about the Kidney TREKS program, please contact ASN Staff Assistant Katlyn Leight at or 202-379-8169.