2021 Student Research Training Program in Kidney Disease



Vanderbilt's Student Research Training Program in Kidney Disease provides medical students a unique opportunity to work with experts in clinical or basic science research focused on kidney disease. This program is part of the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK. Each student will have a project and present his/her findings at a scientific symposium involving medical students across the country. In addition, medical students are exposed to clinical nephrology through opportunities to shadow physicians in the clinic and on rounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A seminar series on topics relevant to kidney disease and careers in nephrology introduces medical students to the exciting clinical and research opportunities available in nephrology. 


Important Information

  •     Stipend of approximately $2,000 per month for food/housing
  •     Students must find housing (we can help)
  •     Attendance at the research symposium is mandatory
  •     Students must be US citizens or permanent residents


Important Dates

  •     Application Deadline: Application deadline for summer of 2021 is January 18th, 2021 (Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis beginning in early February)
  •     Orientation: May 31st, 2021
  •     Core Curriculum: May 31st-July 30th, 2021
  •     National Symposium: July 28th-July 29th, 2021


Application for 2021 SRTP-KD

Please click here for application 

Structure Curriculum

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 (July 28th-July 29th, 2021)

Attend and present research poster at the poster reception on July 27th and at the National Summer Research Symposium that is being jointly organized with the Diabetes Center at Vanderbilt. 

Research Faculty

Click here to view our PI's from the Division of Nephrology.


Contact Information

Lindsey Schindler

Lead Administrative Assistant

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension 

1161 21st Ave South, MCN S3307

Nashville, TN 37232-2372

p. (615) 322-5914

e-mail: lindsey.schindler@vumc.org