Fellowship Seminar Program
Nephrology Grand Rounds
Held once monthly and given by a faculty member or an invited guest speaker.
Clinical Pathological Conference/Renal Biopsy:
Held weekly. Interesting cases are presented and discussed in detail. Biopsy materials are reviewed and recent review of the literature is performed. Once a month these conferences include a multidisciplinary approach where faculty and residents from other departments are invited to participate, i.e., vascular surgery, transplant surgery, urology, infectious disease, endocrinology, pulmonary/critical care and pediatric nephrology.
Core Curriculum/Basic Science Conference:
Held weekly. These are in-depth didactic conferences given by the clinical and basic science faculty to the fellows. They cover the major topics in nephrology and are repeated regularly.
Held monthly. The faculty and fellows review recent articles. Topics are evenly distributed to cover all aspects of clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, hypertension and immunology.
Held monthly. Basic research articles are discussed or research projects are presented. Invited speakers from other departments are frequently featured.
Held weekly. Selected review of patients seen in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic, discussion on prospective recipients and living donors, review of pertinent articles and biopsy histology.
Nephrology Self-Assessment Program:
Held twice a month. These are conferences where questions on various topics are reviewed and discussed.
House Staff Conference:
Held monthly. Faculty or fellows present to the residents in internal medicine. Emphasis is placed on the pathogenesis and management of common nephrological, acid-base and electrolyte problems.
Visiting Professor Program:
An estimated two or three renowned visiting professors from other universities are scheduled every year.
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