The mission of the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program is to train leaders in nephrology. The BWH/MGH joint clinical year is followed by a two or three-year research commitment at either BWH or MGH. The goal of the two or three year academic/research period is to help trainees launch careers as successful and independent physician-investigators, clinician-educators, or innovators in the areas of patient safety and quality, population management, or administration. Trainees can also pursue additional clinical training relevant to their career goals, such as in transplantation or interventional nephrology.
As part of their academic/research training, fellows will be expected to apply for grant support during the first or second academic/research year. Potential funding sources include the American Society of Nephrology, American Kidney Fund, American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health.
The BWH Division of Renal (Kidney) Medicine and MGH Division of Nephrology offer outstanding basic and clinical research opportunities, and provide intensive training in a multidisciplinary environment. Senior and junior faculty preceptors will closely supervise fellows conducting mentored scholarly/research projects. Applicants to the fellowship program are expected to use the interview process to identify potential academic/research mentors (BWH Basic Research Faculty; BWH Clinical Research Faculty; MGH Research Faculty).