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The NBLU Experience: An Immersion in Leadership, Networking, Economics of Nephrology, and Diversity

October 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in diminished camaraderie among trainees. This is secondary to social fragmentation, reduced connectivity, and disappointedly limited opportunities to interact with like-minded individuals at national conferences. This has been a challenging time for all of us, however, we were given a glimmer of hope this summer.…

Renal Fellows Attend 2021 Nephrology Business Leadership University

September 10, 2021

Second-year WashU Nephrology fellows Maryam Saleem, MBBS, Bharat Neelam Raju, MD, Hassaan Iftikhar, MBBS, and Gaurav Rajashekar, MBBS, took part in the 2021 Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) program, which wrapped up its week-long event on August 8, 2021.  The interactive event schools participants on the economics and business of nephrology to help senior fellows prepare…

ASN Policy Joins “Next Generation Nephrologists” at NBLU

August 22, 2018

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) was honored to participate recently in the third annual Nephrology Business Leadership University 2018 in Dallas, TX, at the headquarters of U.S. Renal Care (USRC) and hosted by USRC, the Dallas Renal Group, and UC San Diego. The NBLU unique weeklong program for second…

Fellows Learning the Business Aspects of Medicine

May 3, 2018

Rare is the occasion when business training intersects with medical education. Absent in most medical curricula and nearly taboo in academic residency and fellowship training, understanding the operational aspects of nephrology is imperative in preparing young fellows for practice. Too often, budding nephrologists are ensnared in complicated contracts, beguiled by…

A New Breed of Nephrologists

March 19, 2018

I want you to put yourself in the shoes of your average nephrologist, it seems frenetic when looked at from a birds eye view. A typical day begins with rounding on first shift dialysis patients, then on to seeing hospital patients at a different location. After tucking in patients who…

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend NBLU

February 3, 2018

What is this? NBLU: Nephrology Business Leadership UniversityWho should apply: US Nephrology Fellows who will be second year in August of 2018When: August 6th to August 10, 2018Where: Plano, Texas.How much will this cost: It is freeLink to register­­: Register for NBLU Conference  Learn about private practice nephrology– This conference…

Registering for NBLU

January 18, 2018

Nephrology Fellows ­ Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) is in its 3rd year. This is a must forgraduating fellows.Read this review from Mona Shaban and Natasha Dave from RFN from last years.NBLU is a unique week long program that brings together a diverse faculty of practicing Nephrologists, hospitaland dialysis provider…

NBLU: A Fellow’s Review

September 30, 2017

In any academic fellowship, fellows receive excellent clinical training. However, the business aspect of practice oftengets less attention. Before you know it you are scrambling to understand contracts, negotiate for a job, figure outbilling/coding/reimbursement, understand market trends/growth, and figure out how to market your practice.Nephrology Business Leadership University or NBLU,…

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