Fellowship

The Section of Nephrology and Hypertension at Yale offers several options for clinical and research training in Nephrology. These include a: 1) two year clinical-track fellowship, 2) three or more year clinical+research track fellowship, and 3) a straight research fellowship for applicants who have already completed their clinical training in Nephrology.

Applications for the clinical only and clinical+research track positions are submitted using ERAS and filled via the Nephrology national match.

For applicants who want to be considered for the research only fellowship, please contact Dr. Lloyd Cantley directly.

Clinical Training. Both the clinical only and clinical+research track fellows undergo one full year of combined inpatient and outpatient Nephrology training. Clinical only fellows then undergo a second year that combines a further 6 months of inpatient training with a 6 month elective period for the performance of a research project. Fellows in the clinical+research track begin their research training in the second year while providing limited inpatient coverage and attending outpatient clinic 1/2 day/week.

  • Inpatient General Nephrology Consultation at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Inpatient Transplantation at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Inpatient Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Inpatient Nephrology at the West Haven VA Hospital
  • Outpatient General Nephrology clinic
  • Outpatient Transplantation Clinic
  • Outpatient Dialysis (for clinical track fellows only)

Core Clinical Curriculum. Nephrology Section Faculty provide a series of lectures designed to cover all aspects of clinical Nephrology practice. These are comprised of Monday afternoon lectures that focus on in depth understanding of renal replacement therapy and Friday Pathophysiology Lectures that encompass renal pathology; renal physiology; diseases of the glomerulus, tubules, and interstitium; renal transplantation; electrolyte disorders; and stone disease.

Research Training. Fellows in all three fellowship tracks will have the opportunity to perform research. In the clinical track, this occurs primarily during a 6 month block of protected time and is typically focused on clinically-based research. For the clinical+research track fellows, the research component of the training will begin in July of the second year and can be focused on either basic science or clinically-based research.

Components of the research training include:

  • Presentations by research faculty that provide an overview of the research opportunities available to trainees
  • Establishment of a Research Oversight Committee for each research fellow to insure progress towards a successful career as a Physician-Scientist
  • Ability to train in disciplines outside of the Nephrology Section such as Physiology, Vascular Biology, Immunobiology, and Human Genetics
  • Ability to pursue a PhD degree through the Investigative Medicine Program offered by the Department of Medicine
  • Ability to pursue training in chronic disease epidemiology via obtaining a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Ability to pursue training in Health Services through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
  • Tuition support for approved formal class work