Department of Medicine
Without question, the people. Not only are the faculty and fellows incredibly skilled clinicians, they are also generous, accessible, cultured, and importantly, fun. UW easily fulfills the other requisite attributes of a stellar nephrology training program: program leadership who listens; multiple training sites with diverse patient populations to match; an abundance of research opportunities with a T32 training grant for fellows interested in research. Cap that off with Seattle's food culture, summer festivals, blue waters and lush greenery. It's undeniable.