Dear Incoming Nephrology Fellows, The transition from residency to fellowship is exciting and challenging. You have to adapt to your new role as a consultant, learn new clinical procedures, and be a role model for residents and medical students. As these skills grow during fellowship, you may find yourself wondering: What resources are out there? How do I find these resources? Which of these resources are right for me? We certainly felt that way during our fellowship. To help you navigate this transition, we compiled a list of free (or subsidized) training resources. We hope you find this useful.
This fellow-friendly resource guide focuses on the following areas: nephrology societies, annual general nephrology meetings, short courses and annual subspecialty nephrology meetings, and professional development opportunities (editorial internships, social media collaboratives, and other initiatives; see Figure 1 for a summary and timeline of key resources). Please note that while we attempted to be as inclusive as possible, it is possible that we may have unintentionally missed some resources. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive. For an updated guide with additional resources, please refer to the Renal Fellow Network (RFN). RFN has a curated list of conferences, internships, and opportunities for additional years of training. If you would like to add a resource to these guides, please contact the RFN editors. Your feedback can ensure that these guides are relevant for future nephrology fellows.