The fellowship is 24 months in duration with a majority of that time devoted
to hands-on clinical training. During the 24 months, each fellow will complete:
- 12 months of inpatient nephrology consultation
- 5 months inpatient transplant service
- 2 months research time
- 2 months of chronic dialysis rounds
- 2 months of elective time
- 1 month vacation per year
Time is spent evenly between SBMC and NBIMC. Fellows on inpatient service
are expected to attend daily rounds. Fellows review renal biopsies, laboratory
values, and radiologic imaging for their patients. Weekly case conferences
and journal clubs are expected. Fellows will have weekly didactic lectures
in Nephrology and Renal Pathology. Other didactics include monthly Board
Review, Nephsap Review, and yearly in-service exams. Fellows also spend
significant time teaching the medical house staff and students.
Fellows are expected to be on rotation from 8 am until 5 pm. Any late arrival
or early leave must be preapproved by the program director.
On-call responsibilities are distributed evenly among four fellows. Fellows
will be on call one weekday night during the week. Fellows will be on
call for the weekend once a month, beginning Friday night and lasting
until Monday morning. Fellows will work with the attending on call, notifying
them at 5 pm that they are on call. Formal sign-out rounds will occur
every afternoon between the fellows on different services. Call will be
taken during research block. Call will not be scheduled during vacation time.
Vacation should be split equally between campuses, two weeks at each site.
Only one fellow may be on vacation at a time. If emergencies (maternity
leave, family leave, etc.) coincide with a scheduled vacation, vacation
may only be taken as a two-week block.
Nephrology Fellowship Clinics
Fellows participate in four clinics during the fellowship:
Renal Hypertension Clinic
All fellows will spend one half day each week in the continuity clinic.
This clinic is supervised by a nephrology attending physician, with whom
each case will be discussed. Fellows will become familiar with diagnosis
and management of chronic kidney disease.
All fellows will rotate through Renal Transplant Clinic on both campuses.
They will become familiar with post renal transplant care, transplant
dysfunction, and post-transplant infectious diseases.
Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic
Fellows at NBIMC will attend monthly peritoneal dialysis clinic at Hillside
Private Practice Office
Fellows at SBMC will attend the private practice office of the faculty
weekly to learn about management of chronic kidney disease.