What is the objective of the Fellowship?
We have designed the Fellowship to advance the knowledge of trainees in the diagnosis and management of patients with all types of glomerular diseases. The program is structured to enable trainees to complement (but not substitute) the education provided by their ABIM certified nephrology fellowship training programs.
- The broad objectives are:
- Develop proficiency in the diagnosis and management of common glomerular diseases such as lupus nephritis, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, and pauci-immune glomerulonephritis, among others.
- Provide a basic understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of rare glomerular diseases such as Fabry’s disease or Fibrillary GN.
- Gain a step-by-step understanding of nephropathology about common and rare glomerular diseases.
- Increase exposure to current and future research activities in this space, with a focus on clinical trials.
- Foster collaborative local and global networks with colleagues and mentors.
How is the Fellowship structured?
Glomcon fellows work in two groups, Nephrin and Podocin, based on their geographical location and time zone:
Nephrin: Africa, Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, North America, South America
Podocin: Asia-Pacific region (including but not limited to Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand)
The GlomCon fellows will have a 1-2 hour meeting with faculty every two weeks throughout the year. Fellows have to prepare for and lead the session, which may take many forms, such as case-based discussions, journal club, nephropathology series, or ‘behind-the-door’ look at guidelines.
Fellows will summarize the educational session on the GlomCon website and create learning tools with the faculty and program directors.
The program will provide opportunities to align the Fellowship year with the specific interests of the fellows.
The Faculty and Program Directors will track progress and provide formal feedback throughout the year.
What will my time commitment be for the Fellowship?
The more you invest, the more you learn!
Our expectations are:
- Attend a minimum of 90% of the bimonthly faculty sessions.
- Lead one or more faculty meetings and topic-based discussions.
- Attend as many GlomCon sessions as possible. Prepare and moderate one GlomCon conference later in the year.
- Give a year-end talk at your home institution using content you created as part of your GlomCon fellowship.
- You can expect to spend ~2-4 hours a week, and you are required to secure the support of your home institution’s training program leadership.
When does Fellowship start, and when does it end?
The Fellowship training starts on September 16th and will end in June 2022.
Who should apply?
Individuals who interested in enhancing their knowledge about the management of glomerular diseases.
Individuals with enthusiasm and passion for medical education, in particular, a desire to connect with peers across other organizations and explore new learning methods.
This Fellowship aims to provide a platform to embark on a clinical or research career in the field of glomerular disease.
Enhanced skill sets and clinical competency in caring for patients with glomerular diseases are the markers of ultimate success.
What are the requirements to apply?
Nephrology fellows and early career nephrologists are encouraged to apply.
All participants are required to be proficient in English (speaking and writing)
- Letter of interest (max 300 words).
- Up to date Resume/CV
- Letter of support from your local Program Director or Chief committing protected time toward fellowship activities and addressed to GlomCon Fellowship Program (exceptions: self-employed private practice professionals, which we will review case by case).
Any application that does not meet the three above requirements will not be considered.
Please note that GlomCon does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and age. GlomCon is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all trainees and faculty.