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See below for information about fellowships, provincial committee leadership opportunities, and renal nursing.
BC Renal offers a diverse array of fellowship programs to help successful applicants develop expertise in an area of clinical care, research or administrative work related to kidney disease. These fellowships are provided in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Division of Nephrology and most are based at Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health sites. 

Specific fellowships are described below, and a general overview of the programs can be found here 

Please submit your applications by September 1st

Fellowship Type

Application Status

Administrative & Research
Open for 2026 start date
Home Therapies
Palliative Care
Open for 2025 start date

This two-year program offered by BC Renal aims to provide nephrologists or allied health professionals with the opportunity to learn about the administrative aspects of healthcare delivery through exposure to BC Renal operations and strategic initiatives, while completing a Master’s or PhD level (if not already held). Please review the document: 

This two-year fellowship aims to help successful applicants gain more exposure to glomerulonephritis (GN) and develop clinical and scholarly expertise to improve the ability to diagnose and treat glomerular disease. It is implemented in partnership with the University of British Columbia. More details on the fellowship and application can be found here: 

Through this one-year program, fellows gain exposure to clinical, administrative and evaluation experiences related to home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The Home Therapies Fellowship is offered in partnership through the University of British Columbia. More details on the program and application process can be found here:

Palliative care is a critical aspect of care for patients with kidney failure, highlighting the need for more experts to be knowledgeable in this area. Over the course of one-year, this program exposes fellows to different aspects of palliative care, in different locations across the BC Lower Mainland. More detials on the fellowship and application process can be found here: 

UBC Division of Nephrology also offers the following  fellowship programs:

Advanced Nephrology Training Program

This program is open to individuals who have completed core nephrology training in an accredited program, and who seek additional exposure to academic and tertiary care skill acquisition. This program is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Royal College organizations, and thus has been highly subscribed to by individuals from those countries. For more details check here.

Transplant Nephrology Clinical Fellowship

UBC offers a one-year transplantation fellowship that covers all aspects of care related to kidney transplantation. This includes pre-, peri-, and post-transplant medical care, organ donation processes, and laboratory experience related to transplant immunology. For more details check here.

About Renal Nursing

About Renal Nursing

What stands out about a career in renal nursing? Connection makes the difference. It’s a deeper connection that comes from the relationship that is built with patients over time. It’s also work that really matters - critical, life-saving work. Watch our 1-minute video to hear first-hand from a BC renal nurse. Then follow the links below to the regional health authority career sites where you can explore current job openings.

Committee Leadership
We are currently seeking individuals for the following roles:
  • Senior Medical Lead
  • Chair – Hemodialysis Committee
  • Vice-chair – Pharmacy Services Committee
BC Renal (BCR) provides an annual stipend for each of these roles, and covers costs related to travel, or those incurred as part of the role.

Please see below for the complete job descriptions and email the respective contacts (listed below) if you are interested in applying for any of these positions.
Senior Medical Lead
The Senior Medical Lead (SML) is a key member of the BCR Leadership team, promotes strategic direction and supports provincial alignment.

Chair, BCR Hemodialysis Committee
The chair plays a key role in providing strategic direction and leadership to the provincial committee, with a focus on achieving the goals outlined in the committee’s terms of reference and approved annual work plan.

Vice-Chair, BCR Pharmacy Services Committee
The vice-chair supports the committee chair in providing strategic direction and leadership to the provincial committee, in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the committee’s terms of reference and approved annual work plan.

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