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Nephrology Boards- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
More more details about the Nephrology Boards, please visit the ABIM website here.
ASN Resources for Fellows
Free ASN Membership
Membership in ASN is free to all nephrology fellows. Simply complete the membership form available here, fax it to the ASN office, and you are ready to take advantage of the wealth of information that ASN has to offer.
Search Fellowship Programs
Visit the ASN Training Program Directory to view Nephrology Programs in North American.
Nephrology Fellowship Match
Are you ready to apply for fellowship? Did you know that the Nephrology Match is all-in? This means all candidates must go through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) to apply for a fellowship position. You can learn more about the Match and view FAQs here.
The In-Training Examination is jointly administered by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The exam is intended to facilitate learning by identifying areas in nephrology in which the fellow might focus particular efforts in the future.
Fellows should check with their home institution before registering for the exam to confirm dates the exam will be available on site and payment protocol. Registration information is available here.
Fellows Activities at Kidney Week
Fellows in Training (FIT) Bowl
LGBTQ and Ally Member Reception
ASN Research Fellowships
Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program
The goal of the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program is to fund nephrology fellows to conduct original, meritorious research projects. This program will foster the training of fellows, under the direction of a sponsor, who are highly motivated to make contributions to the understanding of kidney biology and disease.
To learn more about the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program and eligibility requirements, please visit the ASN grants page here.
ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program
The goal of the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program is to fund PhD students to conduct original, meritorious research projects. This program will foster early career-stage PhD students, under the direction of a sponsor, who are highly motivated to make contributions to the understanding of kidney biology and disease.
To learn more about the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program and eligibility requirements, please visit the ASN grants page here.
ASN Travel Support
ASN Advances in Research Conference Early Program Travel Support
Travel award recipients receive $1000 in travel support and complimentary registration to the Advances in Research Conference at ASN Kidney Week. Omics, Organoids and Organs-on-a-Chip: Innovation through Collaboration, will be held October 23-October 24, 2018. Current ASN trainee members (includes pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows). More more information and the application, please visit the ASN grants page here.
Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program
he Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program for Fellows is offered to help nephrology fellows in North or Central America attend the ASN Annual Meeting, Kidney Week. Award recipients receive $1,000 in travel support and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.
To learn more and view the application, please visit the award page here.
NIDDK NMRI Annual Workship
The Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) is a network that is "owned" by its members and supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Its success begins with the dedication of senior investigators to mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators and continues with the participation of active members and the recruitment of new members. More than 300 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and that number continues to grow.The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) provides $1,500 USD per person in travel support to nephrologists and other researchers conducting kidney related research to attend the 2019 NMRI Annual Workshop.
To learn more about how to apply for this award, please visit the award page here.
The ASN Fellows Connect Community is a closed online forum for current Nephrology Fellows. This platform gives fellows the opportunity to connect with trainees from other instutions, ask questions, and share updates. You can visit the community here.
Renal Fellow Network
The Renal Fellow Network (RFN) was created by Nathan Hellman in 2008, to primarily share clinical perspectives, latest trials and intriguing cases in nephrology. Over a decade, this initiative has rapidly expanded into a major educational resource for renal trainees worldwide.
The partnership with American Society of Nephrology has consolidated the primary mission of RFN- to provide continued education and learning to nephrology fellows, along with being an aid to achieve clinical excellence.
Renal Fellow Network: Past and Future is a recent perspective shared in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
Submissions are welcome from trainees from all stages and attendings. Please visit this page for further information.
Apart from educational material, the following resources are available on RFN:
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Subspecialization in Nephrology
AST Renal Transplant Fellowships
Endorsed by the American Society of Nephrology
Please visit the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology to contact training programs that offer interventional nephrology training directly.
Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine
The continued development of novel extracorporeal therapies and improved care for critically ill patients has led to a growing interest in critical care nephrology as a career path. Board-eligible and board certified nephrologists can obtain board certification in Critical Care Medicine with an additional year of ACGME training.
Programs with trainees double-boarded in nephrology and critical care medicine
These individuals are either double-boarded in nephrology and critical care medicine and/or have trainees at their institution who are double-boarding in nephrology and critical care medicine. They have offered to serve as a resource for students and others with questions or interest in double-boarding.
- Ayse Akcan-Arikan, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
- Lakhmir S. Chawla, MD
George Washington University
- George N. Coritsidis, MD
Elmhurst Hospital Center
- Stuart Goldsten, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- James R. Johnston, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Kathleen D. Liu, MD
University of California at San Francisco
- James E. Novak, MD, PhD, FASN
Henry Ford Hospital
- Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, FASN
Columbia University Medical Center
- J. Kevin Tucker, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Other Advanced Training in Nephrology
There are some one-year fellowships offering advanced training in various aspects of nephrology. These listings may not be complete; they were provided by the training programs. Please note that ASN does not necessarily promote or endorse these programs; it is up to the applicant to determine if these programs are of suitable quality.
Glomerular Diseases Fellowships
Advanced Dialysis Fellowship
Integrated Nephrology and Geriatric/Palliative MEdicine
Training Opportunities for Nephrology Fellows
Online curriculum resources and additional training opportunities:
Educational Resources for Fellows
ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest Winners
General Nephrology and Dialysis Resources
- NephSap: Core Knowledge Questions
- Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
- Dialysis Vascular Access
- Physical Examination of Arteriovenous Fistula Video
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
- Hypertension Guidelines
- Lupus Nephritis Guidelines
- European Renal Best Practice Guidelines
- Kidney Diseases Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Kidney Week
- ASN Board Review Course
- ASN Highlights
- American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Meeting
- American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) Annual Meeting
- American Society of Transplantation (AST) American Transplant Congress and Transplantation Fellows Symposium
- European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress
- International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis
- Advanced Renal Education Program Home Dialsys Workshops
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Network of Minortiy Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop
- National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting
- Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting
This is the premiere nephrology meeting in the world. It is devoted to education about the latest developments in nephrology. It is held annually in the fall. Fellows from North and Central American can apply for travel support to Kidney Week through the Karen L. Campbell, PhD Travel Support Program for Fellows.
This annual course is patterned after the ABIM Nephrology Board and Maintenance of Certification Examination. For fellows, it is the primary preparatory course for the ABIM's initial certification.
ASN Highlights, held at different international locations throughout the winter, provide a comprehensive overview of the previous Kidney Week meeting.
Fellows can apply for travel support to the NMRI Annual Workshop through ASN.