The BWH/MGH Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program is three or more years in length, combining two years of ACGME-accredited clinical training in nephrology with advanced academic training and scholarly activity. Fellows generally begin with a year of ACGME-accredited clinical training during which they fulfill the majority of clinical training requirements, followed by two or more years of academic training during the first year of which they also complete ACGME clinical training requirements for ABIM board eligibility. On occasion, incoming fellows start their fellowship with their research training, joining a lab as first year fellows and completing their ACGME-accredited clinical training in the final two years.
The clinical training takes place at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as at additional sites, including the Veterans Administration (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and affiliated dialysis centers. Academic training takes full advantage of both institutions, BWH and MGH, as well as the resources of the greater Harvard and MIT communities, including the Harvard Catalyst, the Broad Institute, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.