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Glomerulonephritis Fellowship: 2018-2020

The Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Glomerulonephritis (GN) Fellowship training program: 2018-2020. 

This is a 2-year fellowship offered through collaboration of the BC Provincial Renal Agency and the UBC Division of Nephrology.  Salary-support funding is available.  Download further information or view below.

Glomerulonephritis Fellowship: 2018-2020
Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine
University of British Columbia


The Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Glomerulonephritis (GN) Fellowship training program: 2018-2020. 

This is a 2-year fellowship offered through collaboration of the BC Provincial Renal Agency and the UBC Division of Nephrology.  Salary-support funding is available. 

Rationale:  There is growing recognition that the management of GN is increasingly specialized, and that expertise in the management of GN requires more intensive exposure than what is typically provided during the general nephrology 2-year residency training program.  As such, a dedicated fellowship in GN is beneficial in improving a trainee's ability to diagnose and treat glomerular diseases, which is a skill set that is applicable in any nephrology practice.

Eligibility:  Individuals who have completed 24 months of training in an accredited nephrology program (or equivalent with approval of the GN fellowship director).  Concurrent registration in a relevant Master's or PhD program is mandatory during the fellowship but not required at the time of application (for applicants with pre-existing Master's or PhD research training, this requirement can be deferred with approval of the GN fellowship director). 

English Language Requirement for Registration: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia have considered in the interest of patient care, any candidate applying for licensure in British Columbia must have the ability to speak, read, and write, English.  If the first and native language of the country where the applicant was granted their medical degree is not English and primary medical instruction was not in English or the language of patient care is not English, the applicant will require either a TOEFL-IBT (a minimum score of 24 in each section) or Academic IELTS examination (minimum score of 7 in each component). TOEFL and TRF scores are valid for a period of two years from the date taken and must be submitted with the application.

 

Objectives:

  • To develop expertise in the clinical diagnosis and management of glomerular diseases, including in the context of pregnancy
  • To develop an in-depth knowledge of nephropathology related to glomerular diseases
  • To gain an understanding and experience in the administration of health services related to glomerular diseases; the development, implementation and evaluation of GN health programs; and in resource allocation in GN-related healthcare
  • To gain the necessary education, training and experience in research methodology, manuscript preparation and publication, and grant development to ensure successful transition to a career as independent researcher in glomerular diseases

 

Fellowship overview: The GN fellowship lasts 2 years, and is a combined clinical, health administration and research fellowship.  During the fellowship, the successful applicant is required to be enrolled in a Master's or PhD degree program relevant to their area of research interest (which can be deferred for applicants with a previous comparable degree and research training with approval of the GN fellowship director).  The fellowship additionally includes the following GN-specific learning opportunities:

  • Twice-weekly GN clinics
  • Pregnancy nephrology clinic
  • Lupus clinic (in collaboration with rheumatologists)
  • Vasculitis clinic (in collaboration with rheumatologists)
  • Pathology rotations (in collaboration with the Department of Pathology)
  • Participation in the activities of the BC GN Committee through the BC Provincial Renal Agency, including completion of a GN-related health administration / health services project

 

Fellows are expected to attend all biopsy rounds, province-wide nephrology rounds, and BC GN Committee meetings, and present GN-related topics at academic half days, UBC Division of Nephrology province-wide rounds, and other educational rounds. 

 

Applicants interested in applying for this program should send a letter of intent, CV and names of 3 references to the UBC Division of Nephrology Glomerulonephritis Training Program c/o Tammie Davis tammie.davis@vch.ca by October 15th, 2017

 

Decisions regarding successful applicants will be forthcoming by December 1st, 2017.  Expected start date is July 2018 (which can be flexible), with enrollment in a relevant Master's or PhD program as of September 2018

 
Thank you for your interest.



Applications for Administrative, Clinical and Research Fellowships

Applications for Administrative, Clinical and Research Fellowships There are currently no openings for clinical or administrative fellowships for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Check back in Fall 2017 for application deadlines and details on 2018/19 fellowships. The application process is managed by BCPRA, with peer review input through the BCPRA Executive Director, Medical Advisory Committee and Committee Chair.

UBC Clinical Fellowships

The Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia accepts applications for the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program. Please click here for more details. 



Courses

Applications for Short-term Course Work

BCPRA is not accepting applications for the 2016/17 fiscal year (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017) for short-term course work in administrative, quality improvement or leadership skill acquisition. Please check back in 2017 for information on how to apply.


Examples of Courses

The following list provides examples of classes/programs eligible for funding. The list is not exhaustive. Courses from a range of educational institutions will be considered for funding. 

  • Canadian Medical Association, Physician Management Institute (PMI)
    • Foundation Level: Self Awareness & Effective Leadership, Management Dynamics: Understanding Hospital Performance, Managing People Effectively, Leading Change & Innovation
    • Advanced Level: Strategic Planning: From Vision to Action
  • Royal Roads University, Centre for Applied Leadership & Management: Graduate Certificate, Executive Coaching, Project Management, Health Systems Leadership, Professional Communication Management, Human Resources Management
Note: This funding is not applicable to CME courses or programs. Funding is subject to confirmation and may change without notice.

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