Our mission is to teach, role model, continually self-evaluate, innovate and inspire our learners to provide holistic patient-centred care in leading to a competent, compassionate, dedicated and well-rounded nephrologist.
Our vision is to be leaders in Glomerulonephritis Nephrology Education by empowering our learners to strive for excellence and innovation in all CanMEDS domains leading to a responsible, professional and competent nephrologist with a strong commitment to patient-centred care, research and commitment to society, to lead, represent and protect patients with renal disease.
Welcome to the McMaster Adult Glomerulonephritis (GN) Fellowship Program.
The McMaster University Adult GN Fellowship Program is a learner-centred program with a strong emphasis on competency-based education.
The McMaster University Adult GN Fellowship Program has a strong emphasis on providing a comprehensive learning experience in order to achieve skills in all CanMEDS domains. The program is designed to be a one-year training program.
The curriculum is unique and aimed to provide exposure to all aspects of glomerulonephritis yet allowing for flexibility and self-directed learning. The program is tailored to learner needs and therefore a variety of assessment methods are utilized in order to provide trainees feedback and guidance.
There is a dedicated and protected GN academic half-day led by faculty and presented in both lecture and case-based formats. The faculty are extremely motivated and oversee all aspects of education.
The academic program also has a strong clinical, basic science and medical education research component. There are numerous renowned faculty within the Division of Nephrology who lead major research projects and are leaders in their field. A strong research infrastructure to support trainees in pursuing either clinical, basic science, quality improvement or medical education research is provided.
The GN fellowship program is designed for individuals who have graduated or will be graduating in the upcoming academic year from an Adult Nephrology residency program. For graduates from Canadian and foreign nephrology training programs, please provide the following:
For graduates from foreign Internal Medicine training programs, the deadline is December 1 prior to entry into the upcoming academic year which starts on July 1st.
The successful completion of the GN fellowship will grant a McMaster University certificate in Glomerulonephritis.
The McMaster University GN Fellowship program has as its core objective to graduate trainees who are practical and competent specialists in glomerulonephritis. There is a strong emphasis on acquiring knowledge in a contextual manner to help integrate and consolidate knowledge in developing competencies in glomerulonephritis related problems and diagnostic procedures.
An outline of the phases of training are identified below:
The GN Fellowship program has a strong research infrastructure to support trainees in pursuing either clinical, basic science or medical education research. Numerous faculty members of the division have an interest in various aspects of glomerulonephritis including a special interest in vasculitis.
Additional information regarding the Division of Nephrology’s research productivity can be found at the Hamilton Centre for Kidney Research website.
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