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Subspecialty Residency Training

Preparing highly capable nephrologists

In our program, you will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies required to manage patients with kidney disease in a wide variety of settings, including dialysis (peritoneal and hemodialysis), renal transplantation, and consultation (inpatient and outpatient). Our graduating residents are well prepared to pass the Royal College examination in adult nephrology.

Residents with a keen interest in an independent research career in nephrology will also be more than ready to pursue additional research training. Our division offers post-residency research fellowship training, and a research director and mentor are available to help direct you in your research goals.

As a nephrology resident, you will participate in scholarly activity (independent and supervised), patient care, teaching, and administration. You will be encouraged and supported to attend a renal biopsy pre-course at an American Society for Nephrology meeting and the Canadian Society of Nephrology Trainee Refresher Course. You will also attend the Transplant Atlantic Meeting annually, in addition to a major nephrology research meeting at a national and international level if you have research to present.

Many Division of Nephrology faculty members have been recognized with teaching awards. Research interests of our division include quality-of-life analysis, dialysis, transplant immunology, chronic kidney disease, and evidence-based medicine.