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Rotation Schedule & Conferences

The nephrology training program curriculum is structured in such a way that trainees meet core competency goals in all fields of nephrology including: Management of acute and chronic kidney disease, ICU nephrology, outpatient hemodialysis dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, inpatient and outpatient transplantation, basic & clinical research.
 
Rotation Schedule:

  • 3-4 months yearly renal consults at Stony Brook University Hospital where they see patients across multiple ICU’s (MICU, CCU, CTICU) and general medical floors.
  • 1-2 months yearly managing hospitalized dialysis patients.
  • 1-2 months yearly on transplant rotation, which includes perioperative management of new transplants, re-admissions of transplants for graft dysfunction and outpatient transplant clinic. Fellows also perform transplant kidney biopsies during this rotation.
  • 2 months yearly at our outpatient dialysis facility, rounding on in-center hemodialysis patients as well as seeing home hemo and home peritoneal dialysis patients in clinic.
  • 2 months yearly of clinical or basic research with faculty mentor.

Our fellows also have outpatient continuity clinic one afternoon per week  where they follow and manage their own patients with variety of renal disease throughout their two year stay.
 
Fellow Education and Conferences

Conferences (listed below) are widely attended by adult and pediatric nephrology faculty, renal pathology, urology and transplantation teams as well as research staff, fostering lively academic discussion and furthering the educational mission of the division.

  • Weekly Thursday Morning Journal Club (both basic science and clinical)
  • Weekly Thursday Morning Renal Grand Rounds
  • Weekly Wednesday Afternoon Board Review
  • Renal Pathology Conference bimonthly
  • Weekly Pathophysiology Lecture
  • Quarterly Cardio-Renal Conference
  • Quarterly Rheum-Renal Conference

In addition to the above conferences, first year fellows are sent to the National Kidney Foundation spring clnical meeting each year. Second year fellows attend American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week each Fall.

Procedures

Fellows are given opportunity to become certified in native and transplant kidney biopsies as well as dialysis catheter insertion under ultrasound guidance. Specialized ultrasound training is taught with expertise and help from faculty from the Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.