A quick look at the Fellowship Program within the University of Louisville Division of Nephrology.
Goals, Philosophy, Orientation, Structure
The University of Louisville has an active, vibrant fellowship program that was first established in 1964. The fellowship program then leads to certification in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Our goal is to train physician-scientists to become competent clinical nephrologists who possess the research skills necessary to be independent investigators, should they choose an academic career path.
Throughout their training, fellows have the opportunity to pursue other nephrology interests through a variety of electives that can be tailored to individual interests [see list of elective opportunities]. The program is flexible enough to allow fellows the opportunity to create an elective that currently is not offered.
Fellows are encouraged to pursue research interests and the Division is committed to providing resources to assist the fellow in research.
Specifically, we accept three qualified candidates each year into our two or three year training program. In selecting applicants and training residents, the faculty and professional staff of the Division of Nephrology is committed to the career development of trainees, promoting clinical excellence and professional integrity.
The Division is also committed to selecting applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.