The Division of Nephrology is based at Kingston General Hospital (KGH), southeastern Ontario’s leading center for complex-acute and specialty care and home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. KGH serves almost 500,000 people through its Kingston facility and 24 regional affiliate and satellite sites. KGH was ranked in 2011 as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Info source.
There is an extremely broad patient base at KGH, and the volume of clinical material enables residents to learn all aspects of adult nephrology. Facilities and teaching are excellent, especially in dialysis.
Residents are able to participate in a variety of community and rural experiences. CKD clinics occur in smaller communities like Belleville and Picton, and all residents are given the opportunity to travel to Moose Factory to deliver nephrology care for aboriginal populations in the James Bay region. Nephrology residents have also had the opportunity to undertake international electives in locations as such as Tanzania and Australia.