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.
Admission to the Nephrology program at Queen's University is through the Medicine Subspecialty Match, coordinated by the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
In the past, interviews for Ontario Nephrology Training Programs have been coordinated so that they all occur in the same week, to try and decrease travel costs for prospective applicants. Applicants will be notified by email the date, time and location of their interview. The interviews are done in 2 parts with the applicant interviewing with 1 or 2 members of the nephrology division and then a separate meeting with the Program Director. A tour of the hospital is also arranged and opportunity to meet the current nephrology trainees arranged.
All residents attend weekly academic half-days. These generally include presentations by faculty members, and residents also present on a regular basis. Nephrology Grand Rounds provide opportunities for cases to be presented. During Pathology Rounds, residents attempt to interpret renal biopsy findings followed by discussions of case histories and relevant management issues. The Division has been very successful in attracting both national and international nephrologists to speak at our rounds and speakers will often host separate teaching sessions for residents. A bi-weekly Journal Club provides an opportunity for articles to be presented, critiqued, and discussed.
(September to June)
Location: Renal Unit Conference Room BURR 3 Office Suite, (Room 21.3.035)
Day/Time: Fridays from 12:00 to 13:00
Presenter/Topic: Please email R. Sobiesiak at firstname.lastname@example.org for information