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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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Kidney STARS (Students and Residents) Application

Applications open on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Application deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The goal of the ASN Kidney Students and Residents (STARS) program is to stimulate interest in nephrology careers by targeting medical students, residents, and graduate students with an interest in nephrology who have not yet committed to applying to a fellowship or pursuing kidney research.

In addition to tailored events and networking opportunities, this program provides $1,500 travel support and complimentary registration to attend the Annual Meeting during ASN Kidney Week.

Eligibility and Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, applicants must be:

  1. A medical student, graduate student, or resident in good standing at the time of ASN Kidney Week.
  2. Enrolled in an accredited program or be a graduate student and enrolled in an accredited university.
  3. Interested in pursuing nephrology as a specialty, but not yet decided.
  4. Able to attend the entire meeting and all program events.
  5. Able to provide a CV.
  6. Able to provide an institutional letter verifying status. This letter must verify that you are an active medical student, graduate student, or resident. If you are a graduate student, the letter must state that you have passed your qualifying exams (if applicable).

Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

NOTE: Travel support applicants may apply to any and all travel support opportunities (if eligible); however, only one award will be given per person. All applicants will be notified within seven weeks of the application deadline.

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Support for Kidney STARS is provided by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and ASN.