Department of Medicine - Division of Nephrology
Professor and Head
Matthew R. Weir, MD
Clinical Nephrology Elective
Students who have completed their required junior rotations in medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics may elect to do a clinical rotation in nephrology. Two to 8 week rotations will be accepted. The student will gain experience in the approach to patients with acid-base disorders, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and renal replacement modalities. The typical rotation involves the student in consultations with fellows and attending nephrologists, rounds on inpatients, kidney clinic activities and exposure to the dialysis and organ transplantation programs. A student with special interests in particular aspects of kidney function or kidney disease may be permitted to pursue those interests after consulting with the division head.
Qualified residents may apply for full-time fellowships in nephrology. The fellowship is for two years with the first year structured to produce broad experience in clinical nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, its procedures and its literature. The second year is focused on research and academic productivity. Fellows completing this fellowship program are board eligible. Additional years of postgraduate training are encouraged for those fellows seeking a background in either transplantation or clinical or basic science research. Opportunities for additional training may require some for of extra-mural grant funding.