Each year two positions are available in this one-year program. This fellowship is designed for the training of board-eligible candidates who desire to practice nephropathology. This fellowship provides training for the interpretation of renal biopsies in all areas of Nephropathology including native renal disease (adult and pediatric) and renal transplant pathology. The fellows receive intensive training and supervision, learning to interpret renal disease utilizing light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopic techniques. Gradually, they are given more responsibility and ultimately function independently. Fellows will have access to and participate in the evaluation of some 12,000 specimens per year collected by Arkana. Arkana receives specimens from many nephrology groups across the United States and the Dominican Republic. The large number of interesting cases and extensive database allow the Fellow the opportunity to pursue academic interests, if desired. Time is available and protected for scholarly work. Fellows will attend and participate in the daily morning nephropathology conferences. They will also participate in monthly teaching conferences at Baptist and Arkansas Children’s Hospitals in Little Rock. The opportunity to be considered for a staff position at Arkana is available following successful completion of the Fellowship to those with desire and interest.
Candidates must have completed three years of AP residency or four years of AP/CP training and be Board eligible in pathology by starting date of the Fellowship.