Informing and inspiring patients and professionals about personalized care, research and training opportunities in kidney disease

Program Description


You will spend a total of 9 weeks over the summer of 2016. Core curriculum is June 6th to August 4th. You must be able to start on June 6th and complete the 9-week core curriculum in order to be eligible. You are also expected to present your research at the National Symposium at the end of the summer (August 3rd & 4th, 2016).


Will be on June 6th, 2016.

Structure Curriculum (June 6th - August 4th)

Monday Lecture (clinical topic)
Tuesday Diabetes Seminar
Wednesday Lecture (Basic science related to the clinical topic)
Thursday Diabetes seminar
Friday Work in Progress - informal round table discussions. Preparation of posters for the final symposium at the end of the summer.

Clinical rotations

We will also coordinate for all of the students to have a small amount of clinical exposure by attending renal clinics or wards at Vanderbilt over the course of the summer.

Summer Research Symposium at Vanderbilt (August 3rd & August 4th)

Attend and present research poster at the National Summer Research Symposium that is being jointly organized with the Diabetes Center at Vanderbilt.