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Training Plan (NIH-Sponsored Post-doctoral)


The NIH-sponsored Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program provides two years of postdoctoral research training in Nephrology to M.D. trainees in three areas:

  • Basic laboratory research, including biomedical engineering research
  • Outcomes and epidemiology research
  • Clinical research

Ph.D. trainees receive intensive basic laboratory or biomedical engineering research training. The major goal of the training is to prepare trainees to pursue academic careers as independent investigators in areas related to renal disease.

The basic structure of the program is for M.D. trainees to do a first year of clinical Nephrology training, followed by two or three years of research training. During the clinical year, extensive guidance will be given to M.D. candidates to help them identify the appropriate research track and research mentors. In certain cases, M.D. trainees may begin research training prior to undertaking their clinical Nephrology training. This situation will apply only to trainees with substantial research experience, who are able to designate training projects and mentors before enrollment in the Fellowship Training Program. These cases would need prior approval by the Training Program Selection and Monitoring Committee. Ph.D. trainees will also enter the research Training Program directly. There will be integrated evaluation and administration programs.

Research Training


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