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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Nephrology Training

Loan Mitigation Pilot Program


The ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program is a five-year pilot program aimed to decrease the loan burden of those entering the field of nephrology, while also increasing interest in the specialty. ASN has committed $2,700,000 to reach those who are considering nephrology as a career.

Year 3 of the program will center on individuals who have experienced personal or family hardship that has affected the need for financial assistance. Up to six candidates will be selected, and each will receive $50,000 towards the repayment of eligible student loans over the course of three years.

Committed to increasing diversity at all levels of the society and the specialty, ASN strongly encourages diverse applicants to the loan mitigation pilot program.


For Year 3 of the program, a candidate:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree.
  • Must be an Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Meds-Peds resident OR have graduated from one of these residencies and is applying to a nephrology fellowship. Residencies must be ACGME-accredited.
  • Must be applying to a nephrology or pediatric nephrology fellowship at the time of submitting an ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program application.
  • Must provide proof of matching into an accredited nephrology fellowship that will begin in 2024; this will occur after application has been submitted.
  • Must have at least $50,000 in eligible student loan debt; promissory notes from lenders will be required if selected into program.
  • Can participate in other loan repayment programs; however, candidates are responsible for checking and adhering to the other program's stipulations.

Applications are currently closed.


Please contact ASN with any questions at (202) 640-4660 or