The primary goal of the nephrology training program is to ensure that trainees acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills that characterize the practice of nephrology and that will enable them to contribute maximally to improving the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities they serve. The program aims to prepare trainees to become quality care providers for individuals, advocates for the public’s health, researchers, life-long learners and educators.

The curriculum is designed to ensure progressive levels of responsibility and to fully prepare individuals for the practice of nephrology. It has the flexibility and depth to ensure optimal training for both clinical practice and academic careers.


The University of Illinois Renal Fellowship is a two year program. An optional third year focusing on research is available. Trainees predominantly spend the first year of training in the outpatient and inpatient nephrology care services where they assume primary responsibilities as consultants. The inpatient (dialysis consults and transplantation) and outpatient (longitudinal renal and dialysis clinics) experiences will include appropriately directed medical interviews, focused examinations, formulation of differential diagnoses, development of diagnostic strategies and planning, acquisition of special procedural skills and logical decision making ability.

Contact Us

Fellowship Program Director: Claudia Lora, MD -clora1@uic.edu

Fellowship program Coordinator: Elisa Leanos- ELeanos@uic.edu/312-996-6736

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.