Nephrologists are specialists with expert knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. They diagnose and treat conditions that affect the functioning of the kidneys, such as diabetes or autoimmune disease. They also treat diseases that result from kidney problems, such as renal failure and hypertension. In extreme cases, kidney disease may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Nephrologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.
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Nephrologists in the Military
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Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for nephrologists primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Scholarships for advanced medical training are available in return for an obligated period of military service. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety/TeamSTEPPS® Essentials and Fundamentals Mishap Investigation and Prevention Operational Aeromedical Problems Senior LeadershipJoint Operations Medical ManagementRead More