Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
The UC Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is fully engaged in educating medical students, residents and fellows in all aspects of renal disease, physiology, kidney and pancreas transplantation and hypertension.
Medical students benefit from fourth-year elective courses in clinical nephrology, nephrology and hypertension and transplant neurology. These courses allow students to encounter all facets of nephrology: acute and chronic renal failure, fluid and electrolyte disorders, peritoneal and hemodialysis, etc.
Residents benefit from rotating through inpatient and ambulatory wards, in addition to many other nephrology electives and training opportunities.
For specialized training, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension offers a fellowship that provides broad-based experience in all aspects of clinical nephrology, including kidney diseases, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disorders, organ transplantation, hypertension and interventional nephrology.
The training program starts with an initial clinical year followed by a second year, which combines consolidation of clinical experience with an opportunity to participate in clinical or laboratory investigation. This approach is aimed at the majority of fellows who are planning for a career mainly in clinical nephrology or who have not yet decided on specific goals.
For those interested primarily in an academic career, additional years of research training may be arranged individually. During the second year, fellows have the opportunity to learn the essentials of preparing extramural grant requests (e.g., National Kidney Foundation).
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