The Division of Nephrology is actively engaged in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.
The Nephrology faculty teaches renal physiology - including lectures, several workshops and case conferences - to first-year medical students, and pathophysiology to second-year medical students.
A unique component of the division's educational activities is the Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education Program overseen by Dr. Jerome Lowenstein. The program was created in 1978 at NYU Medical Center to provide a multidisciplinary forum in which medical students examine the cognitive and ethical challenges of medical education. The responses of medical students and house staff confronting death, suffering and grief, as well as difficult issues in the teaching/learning process, are acknowledged and examined as part of the educational experience.