Clinical Research Track

Nephrology faculty.

Clinical Research Scientist (3-4 years)

Fellows are trained in the concepts and methods of clinical research: epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, and translational research. At UCSF, we provide ample opportunity to build a research career under the guidance of a mentor. Visit Clinical Research for more information on clinical research in nephrology at UCSF.

In addition to the resources within the Division of Nephrology, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF offers educational program and degrees in clinical research, including the Training in Clinical Research Program (TICR), Advanced Training in Clinical Research program (ATCR), Master's Degree in Clinical Research, and Clinical and Translational Sciences Training. We cover the full tuition for a Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research for clinical research fellows. The Clinical & Translational Institute (CTSI) at UCSF is one of the first 12 academic institutions selected to be part of the National Institutes of Health's national clinical and translational science consortium. The consortium has a charter to transform clinical and translational research to ensure that the best health solutions get to patients as quickly as possible.

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Clinician Educator Track (2 years)

The focus of the educator track is clinical nephrology, medical education and scholarly activity. Clinician educator fellows are invited to teach first year medical students at UCSF in small group settings during the renal pathophysiology block. Fellows present an annual Nephrology Grand Rounds presentation which may become the basis for a review paper that may be submitted for publication.

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF is dedicated to teaching excellence, curriculum innovation, and scholarship in medical education. Fellows may attend Academy workshops on medical education, including effective lectures, small group leadership, evaluation and feedback, and mentorship.

The fellow may also seek additional training in clinical nephrology including abdominal imaging, renal pathology, and interventional nephrology. Clinician educator fellows are also encouraged to pursue additional training in kidney transplantation, including the kidney transplant fellowship program at UCSF directed by Dr. Sindhu Chandran and accredited by the American Society of Transplantation.

Clinician educator fellows have several months of protected academic time for independent projects of their choice: quality assessment/quality improvement, patient safety, clinical research, and translational research.

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