Nephrology is a broad field with many subspecialties. Although you may not spend time on a dedicated nephrology service, you will encounter different types of kidney disease in each of your rotations — for example, patients with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis, those in septic shock with acute kidney injury, and those with a kidney transplant admitted for infection or other problems.
This rotation guide covers the following topics:
Additional topics are covered in the following rotation guides:
For a brief history of nephrology, click here.
See Next Steps if you are interested in a career in nephrology and are looking for more information on conferences, training, and other opportunities.
This rotation guide was developed by a collaborative team of contributors, including:
Writers: Jehan Chowdhury, DO; Ken Wu, MBBS, MRCPCH; Ramya Ramaswami MBBS, MRCP, MPH; Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellows)
Peer Reviewers: Kassam Safa, MD; Charbel Khoury, MD; Jessica Tangren, MD; Timothy Sutton, MD; and Nupur Gupta, MD
Section Expert: Julie Ingelfinger, MD
Senior Editor: Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
Last Updated: June 2022 by Clement Lee, MD, MSc