Electives

Electives

Interventional Nephrology  

Fellows interested in interventional nephrology will have extensive opportunities to work with our two interventional nephrologists to develop skills in tunneled dialysis catheter placement, fistulagrams, angioplasty, and declot procedures.    During your two year clinical nephrology fellowship, interested fellows will have the opportunity to achieve American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) certification without having to undergo an additional interventional nephrology fellowship year.

Research  

Fellows are encouraged to participate in a mentored research or quality improvement/patient safety projects.  Our fellows have had a track record of success in the initiation and completion of research projects which have led to presentations at national meetings as well as publications.

Medical Education  

Previous fellows with a particular interest in medical education and education research have been integrated in the delivery and design of the medical school nephrology curriculum.

Critical Care  

Fellows that are interested in a career in nephrology-critical care may participate in additional critical care training during their elective time. 

Transplantation  

Additional elective time in transplantation may be pursued by fellows interested in a career in transplantation, or for those that wish to receive additional transplant experience.  During this elective experience, fellows will be further integrated into the transplant team, attending transplant related meetings and quality improvement efforts, in addition to an enriched outpatient experience.

Home dialysis  

With a large PD and home hemodialysis population, fellows will have an opportunity to pursue additional elective time in the home dialysis unit, gaining experience in caring for patients on home modalities.