The Nephrology fellowship is a two-year educational program offering a broad array of didactic and clinical teaching relevant to the subspecialty. The program’s primary goal is to provide an educational environment where, through supervised experience, fellows acquire that core body of knowledge and those clinical competencies and procedural skills necessary for expertise as a consultant in the subspecialty of Nephrology. Fellows are also expected to achieve competence in those clinical performance domains required to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Nephrology.
Fellows are expected to achieve these goals through a variety of educational strategies including (1) supervised care of patients manifesting a wide spectrum of nephrologic problems in all stages of illness in the inpatient and ambulatory settings; (2) participation in scheduled teaching exercises and conferences; (3) the design and execution of scholarly activities; and (4) self-directed learning.
This fellowship is viewed as a 24-month training continuum, and as such, fellows are expected to demonstrate increasing degrees of competency and assume increasing levels of responsibility as they progress through each rotation of the clinical curriculum.
This Nephrology fellowship program was reaccredited in 2007 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was commended for its demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME's requirements for graduate medical education without citations.