Welcome to Queen's Nephrology

Nephrology is the subspecialty of Internal Medicine that is primarily concerned with diseases of the kidney.  The Nephrology program at Queen’s University is a two-year residency program that prepares its trainees for independent practice as consultant nephrologists.  Residents graduate with in-depth and demonstrable skills in all aspects of nephrology (also known as renal medicine), and a working knowledge of the basic and applied sciences relevant to kidney disease and treatment.

The smaller size of Nephrology at Queen’s is an asset to residents choosing to train here.   The philosophy of our program is that residents are here to learn and not to provide service.  Faculty members do not rely on residents for clinical work and we are able to provide an excellent education/service ratio.  Our size also enables residents to have hands-on experience at any time and prevents competition amongst trainees for procedural skills. 

Our program provides residents an outstanding postgraduate experience and is known for its many strengths, including:

Our smaller size promotes collegiality and creates a positive work environment in which resident concerns are listened to and addressed.

Education/service ratio

Residents are here first and foremost to learn and the program maintains a dedicated focus on teaching, education, and research.

Excellent clinical and basic science research opportunities are available for all residents.

An extremely broad patient base provides ample opportunity for learning.

There is a comprehensive teaching program with dedicated academic half-days and visiting professor lectures.

I encourage you to learn more about Nephrology at Queen's.  Our program welcomes enquiries from prospective residents and we look forward to hearing from you.

M. Khaled Shamseddin, MD, FRCPC
Program Director