Nephrology Fellowship Program Academics

Rotations

Fellows will experience a range of experience during our two-year program.

Conferences

Various nephrology conferences are held from noon to 1 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, with Medical Grand Rounds every Friday at noon. In July of each year, approximately 20 Nephrology Core Lectures are given in place of the standard conference schedule.

Procedures

Percutaneous Native Renal Biopsy

PGY-4 and PGY-5 will be instructed to perform native renal biopsies under ultrasound  guidance or localization. All biopsies will be done with nephrology staff at the bedside.

Femoral Dialysis Catheter Placement

PGY-4 and PGY-5 fellows will be instructed by nephrology staff on the placement of temporary dialysis catheters.

Percutaneous Transplant Renal Biopsies

PGY-4 and PGY-5 fellows will be instructed on performance of renal transplant biopsies under ultrasound guidance by the transplant nephrologist and transplant surgeon on service.

Urinalysis

PGY-4 and PGY-5 fellows will be instructed on performance and interpretation of urinalysis.

Research

During both the PGY-4 and PGY-5 years, each nephrology fellow will be expected to be involved in clinical research consistent with RRC requirements. The vast array of clinical cases, the electronic medical record retrieval system and the varied nephrology faculty interests make this a very reasonable task.


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