House Officer Salaries 2018-2019:
- PGY IV - $64,952
- PGY V - $67,226
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:
- On-site day care: For more information please call 402-559-8800. The child care center is located in the Administration Center on campus.
- Exercise facilities: For more information please call 402-559-5254. The exercise facilities are located in the Center for Healthy Living Building near the campus bookstore. Also, the HOA has secured limited exercise space on campus at no cost to house officers.
- And many other exciting opportunities. Please click HERE to view the most recent House Officer Handbook for updates.
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.
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.
At the beginning of the fellowship, fellows are given the following reference materials:
- *Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, John Feehally, DM, FRCP, Jurgen Floege, M.D., FERA, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., editors. 6th ed. Elsevier Limited; 2018.
- *National Kidney Foundation. Primer on Kidney Diseases, Scott Gilbert, MD, Daniel E Weiner, MD, MS, editors. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2017.
- Handbook of Dialysis, John T Daugirdas, MD, Peter G Blake, MB, FRCPC, FRCPI, Todd S Ing, MB, FRCP, editors. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.
- Handbook of Kidney Transplantation, Gabriel M Danovitch, editor. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017.
- Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, Burton D. Rose, Theodore Post, John Stokes, editors. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2001.
- Handbook of Peritoneal Dialysis, Steven Guest, MD, editor. 2nd ed. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2014.
*Also available online as EBooks through UNMC Library: http://www.unmc.edu/library
UpToDate - http://www.uptodate.com
Hypertension, Dialysis and Clinical Nephrology - http://www.hdcn.com
Additionally, fellows receive an educational stipend each year of $300 to purchase additional references.
- The program will for the 1st year fellows to attend the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting.
- The program will pay for the 2nd year fellows to attend the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting. We do ask that ASN application be submitted for travel grants for each fellow.
- Home Dialysis University (HDU) – 2nd year fellow should attend.
- Any scientific meeting that a fellow has a presentation (i.e. poster, or oral presentation) submitted to AND accepted. The Fellow must be presenting the Poster for the Program to pay for Fellow to attend meeting.