Teaching Seminar is an integral component of any nephrology training program. Trainees acquire knowledge in all aspects of clinical nephrology through their participation in weekly Renal Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, Clinical Case Conferences, and Chief Rounds.

In addition, a year-round weekly renal pathophysiology course is specifically organized for the fellows to provide formal instruction in basic renal physiology and pathophysiology of renal diseases. This is a shared teaching conference between many of the nephrology fellowship programs in the Los Angeles area, and is hosted at the nearby Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.


  • Fellows' Core Conference
    Mondays 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • GN Clinical Case Conference
    4th Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (every other month)
  • Acid-Base Quarter Case Conference
    4th Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (quarterly)
  • Renal Grand Rounds (CME approved)
    1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SoCal Kidney Pathology Consortium sponsored by UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers
    4th Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • VA Fellows' Journal Club
    Thursday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Kidney Transplant Journal Club
    Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 am
  • Lunch-N-Learn with Dr. Kurtz
    Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm