Building on a history of advancements in Nephrology, our mission is to train the future leaders of Nephrology who will improve the care of patients living with kidney disease.
Individuals accepted into the clinician educator pathway will complete 24 months of clinical nephrology training comprised of inpatient and outpatient care (continuity clinics, subspecialty clinics, and rounding in the dialysis units), and completion of at least one scholarly project.
Basic Science Research
A three-year program with a first clinical year followed by two research years. Trainees concentrate and acquire skills predominantly in the molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of kidney-related research, and develop an understanding of how this basic research may be translated from the bench to bedside. Most trainees are supported by the NIH T32 training grant, "Research Training in Renal Disease" (Shankland, PI), and therefore must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Clinical and Translational Research
A three-year program with a first clinical year followed by two research years. Trainees focus on epidemiology, clinical trials, outcomes-based or other clinical and translational studies. Training can include coursework in the school of Public Health or Epidemiology. Most trainees are supported by the NIH T32 training grant, "Research Training in Renal Disease" (Shankland, PI), and therefore must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Why Train at the University of Washington?
- The history of dialysis in Seattle starts with the establishment of the now Northwest Kidney Centers, the 1st out-of-hospital dialysis treatment center in the world.
- Nationally and internationally renowned faculty
- Kidney Research Institute
- Center for Dialysis Innovation
- Five renal pathologists
- Subspeciality clinics
- Major transplant center
- Mentoring Program that provides professional and personal guidance during the training years.
- Five state (WWAMI) referral center
- Advanced Dialysis Subspecialty Fellowship
- Transplant Subspecialty Fellowship
- Great coffee, mircro-breweries, superior outdoor life, and the Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champions!
- University of Washington Medical Center ranked #1 in the state
- Harborview Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center ranked #2 in the state
- School of Medicine ranked #1 in primary care in the country
- School of Medicine ranked #10 for research
- Internal Medicine Residency ranked #7 in the country
- 41,000 patients admitted annually
- 1.4 million outpatient clinic and ED visits each year