Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Washington. Our fellowship program offers multiple training tracks with the goal of producing the future leaders in academic and clinical nephrology. Rigorous and well designed training pathways are offered for fellows interested in academic careers as clinician educators or basic, clinical, or translational science investigators. Well balanced and comprehensive clinical training is offered at superb clinical training sites and rotations which include the transplant and consult services at the University of Washington Medical Center; the consult services at the main safety net hospital for the region, Harborview Medical Center; the dialysis rotation at the historic Northwest Kidney Centers, and the consult and dialysis rotations at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The research training pathways utilize the extensive resources in the Division of Nephrology and the Kidney Research Institute along with the University of Washington School of Public Health and other collaborators. The clinician educator pathway capitalizes on the array of respected and award winning clinical teaching faculty along with a formal training program. We are also proud to offer a Nephrology Transplant Fellowship Training Program and an Advanced Nephrology Dialysis Fellowship Program. Our website offers detailed information about our training program, but please feel free to contact me or Suzanne Patterson, Fellowship Program Administrator, with any questions.
Rudy Rodriguez, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director
UW Visa Policy:
The UW School of Medicine accepts foreign national physicians who meet UW Eligibility and Selection requirements into its accredited residency and fellowship programs. Foreign nationals requiring visa sponsorship must obtain a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The UW does not generally provide H-1B sponsorship for residents or fellows in its clinical training programs unless the resident/fellow is otherwise ineligible for a J-1 visa. Requests for H-1B visa sponsorship are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval by the UW GME Office and the UW Provost's Office.