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Education & Training

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program trains fellows in an evidence-based practice with critical analysis of the nephrology literature. During their nephrology training, fellows enhance and expand their supervisory and teaching skills and develop skills pertaining to investigations in:

  • Renal clinical or basic research
  • Design and implementation of project
  • Grant writing
  • Research regulation
  • Statistics

Learn more about the educational and training components of the Nephrology Fellowship Program, including:

Comprehensive Exposure to Clinical Nephrology

These key skills are accomplished in a program that offers a two-year clinical track or a three-year research track (one clinical and two research years). Fellows rotate on inpatient nephrology service at UH Cleveland Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center. These medical centers provide comprehensive exposure to clinical nephrology. Fellows also participate in one or more outpatient clinics, including a home dialysis clinic at University Hospitals.

Meeting ACGME and ABIM Competency Requirements

At the completion of their nephrology training, fellows will be fully prepared to practice nephrology without supervision and demonstrate the expected performance in accordance with the core Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) subspecialty requirements for nephrology.

Approximately half of our graduates choose a career in private practice, while half enter an additional year of training in transplant nephrology or pursue an academic career.