Fellows receive their clinical training equally dispersed between four hospitals on the Medical Center Campus: University of Louisville Hospital, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Jewish Hospital, and Norton Hospital.
Weekly outpatient clinics and Kidney Disease Program dialysis rounds complement inpatient rounding.
Our clinical rotations and clinics include substantial transplant experience; treatment of acute and chronic kidney disease; management of chronic dialysis including Incenter Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis, apheresis, hypertension; Interventional Nephrology and renal replacement therapy.
A faculty member is always on call to support fellows in patient care.
Weekly didactic lectures and conferences supplement the clinical knowledge gained in the wards.
- Fellows gain experience in Clinical Nephrology both in the Inpatient and Outpatient setting.
- Inpatient Nephrology (~6 months)
- Transplantation (~3 months)
- Dialysis Rounds(12 months)
- Outpatient Clinics : Continuity clinic + Specialty clinic that includes Transplant clinic, HTN clinic, Glomerulonephritis Clinic, Stone clinic & Bone clinic.(12 months)
- Interventional Nephrology (1 month)
- Basic and Clinical Research (2 months)
- Those individuals seeking an academic career are encouraged to establish a relationship with one of our faculty members who can assist them in developing a plan of research training for their second and third years.
- Inpatient Nephrology
- Dialysis Rounds
- Outpatient Clinics: Continuity clinic + Specialty clinic that includes Transplant clinic, HTN clinic, Glomerulonephritis Clinic, Stone clinic & Bone clinic.
- Interventional Nephrology
- Intensive Research training begins.
- Electives in Dialysis, Radiology, Renal Pathology, Pediatric Nephrology etc.
- Fellows may take classes in the basic science departments at the University and are encouraged to seek an advanced basic science degree.
Optional Third Year
- Fellows spend the majority of their time in the laboratory or conductng clinical research.