Additional Activities and Benefits

House Officer Salaries 2018-2019:

Departmental Sponsored Benefits:

  • up to $1000 House Officer Relocation Assistance
  • Education Funds - $300 per year
  • 20 working days paid vacation per year (accruable to 30 day max)
  • 12 days sick leave per year (accruable)
  • 5 days Professional leave with pay for approved meetings
  • Comprehensive group health coverage
  • Low-rate automatic eligibility disability coverage available
  • $7.00 meal card per day provided by the Nebraska Medical Center
  • Liability coverage for moonlighting with advance approval from Program Director and Office of Graduate Medical Education
  • Two lab coats provided at university expense at the beginning of fellowship
  • Two sets of scrubs provided at the beginning of fellowship
  • Laundering of lab coats provided

University Wide Benefits:

Simulated Native Kidney Biopsy Lab
Each year at the beginning of the fellowship, Dr. Plumb leads a simulated native kidney biopsy experience utilizing minimally embalmed cadavers. Fellows first receive a didactic session on the technique, risks, benefits, and potential complications of native kidney biopsy. Following this, the appropriate technique is demonstrated to the fellow. Finally, using ultrasound guidance, fellows are able to practice the technique of the native kidney biopsy on minimally embalmed cadavers.

Interventional Nephrology
Dr. Florescu is certified by the American Society of Interventional Nephrology and initiated an Interventional Nephrology program at UNMC in 2009. Fellows with an interest in Interventional Nephrology may choose to train with Dr. Florescu during the 6 month Research/Outpatient dialysis rotation of the second year.

Educational Stipends
At the beginning of the fellowship, fellows are given the following reference materials:

*Also available online as EBooks through UNMC Library:

UpToDate -

Hypertension, Dialysis and Clinical Nephrology -

Additionally, fellows receive an educational stipend each year of $300 to purchase additional references.

National Meetings