Fellowship Tracks

Categorical Nephrology

Traditional two-year general nephrology program offering training for fellows interested in both clinical practice and academic medicine. Clinical experience includes opportunities to observe and manage patients with a wide variety of kidney-related diseases on an inpatient and outpatient basis. All trainees are given opportunities to assume continued responsibility for both acute and chronically ill patients in order to learn the nature and history of renal diseases as well as the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches. They also actively participate in various seminars offered in the program. The objective of the clinical training is to provide fellows with a comprehensive experience in all aspects of clinical nephrology to enable them at the end of the training period to approach any renal problem with confidence.

Nephrology / Critical Care Medicine

Combined program offering integrated training in both nephrology and critical care medicine. Fellows complete a full 24 months of nephrology training along with 12 months of critical care training in conjunction with UK's division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Training is truly integrated, with shared learning, faculty, and time spent in both specialties through out training. Fellows will be board eligible for both nephrology and critical care at the end of training.

Nephrology and Hospital Medicine

This track offers practicing physicians an opportunity to pursue nephrology specialty training while working as a hospital at UKMC. While this pathway extends training, it offers a way for established physicians to pursue specialty training while supporting their existing lifestyle through work as a hospitalist. 

Please visit the "Prospective Fellows" section for more information about the training program.

Training prerequisites include satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency, or an AOA-accredited internal medicine residency whose program has been pre-accredited by the ACGME. We fully consider graduates of accredited foreign medical schools on J-1 visas. All positions are offered through the ERAS application and NRMP match process.

Successful completion of the nephrology fellowship confers board eligibility by the American Board of Nephrology.