Dr. Smith received her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Michigan State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in nephrology, at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan. During her residency, Dr. Smith received the highest score in the country on the American College of Osteopathic Internists Inservice Exam. A Nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys, and Dr. Smith is board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Society of Nephrology.