Clinical training consists of several rotations and a weekly continuity clinic:Hospital consultative nephrology
We have a dedicated night float system to cover overnight calls. Fellows take overnight home call only for 6 weeks/year, with each block lasting 1-2 weeks at a time. The overnight home call for night float is from Monday through Friday. The weekend call is covered by the ICU/stepdown and floor fellows. Each fellow covers one of the weekend days including night to allow the other a 24-hour period off every week. A third fellow covers inpatient transplant consults Monday through Friday during the day, but does not take any call. During all other rotations, there are no weekday or weekend call responsibilities.
Back-up and Fatigue Mitigation
There is a back-up system to provide coverage primarily on critical services. The program has a fatigue mitigation policy designed to prevent and counteract the potential negative effects of fatigue and sleep deprivation. UNC nephrology fellowship program will initiate the back-up/float system for critical services in the case of fellow fatigue.
- Acid-base disorders
- Basic renal immunology
- Basic renal physiology
- Diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy
- Divalent cation metabolism, renal osteodystrophy, nephrolithiasis
- Ethics and professionalism
- Fluid and electrolyte disorders
- Glomerular diseases
- ICU nephrology
- Inherited diseases of the kidney
- Kidney transplantation
- Obstructive nephropathy
- Pathophysiology and epidemiology of hypertension
- Pharmacology of drugs and renal disease
- Regulatory and business issues in nephrology practice
- Renal disease and pregnancy
- Renal function testing
- Research design and methods
- Tubular interstitial disease
- Urinary infection
Weekly Divisional Journal Club
Faculty and fellows are assigned to present one article two times per year on a rotating basis. One of these is a case conference.
Hypertension Journal Club
Hypertension faculty meet with fellows bimonthly to review and discuss the literature in the field of hypertension.
Nephrology Fellows Conference
This twice a week conference is devoted to fellow education covering the full spectrum of clinical nephrology.
Clinical Case Management Conference
A bimonthly conference during which interesting or challenging cases are reviewed by fellows and clinical faculty. This is integrated with the journal club.
Professional Development Seminars
These are monthly meetings devoted to exploring issues in professional development such as end of life care, ethics, considerations in choosing a private practice, the business of medicine, patient safety, CV preparation, and shared career experience.
The Division of Nephropathology meets with faculty and fellows on a weekly basis to review both internal and referred kidney biopsy cases.
|Fellows' Conference||Monday (3:00-4:00 PM) and|
Tuesday (12:00-1:00 PM)
|Core curriculum in nephrology/renal physiology||Koyal Jain, MD MPH|
|Nephrology Grand Rounds||Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM||Clinical nephrology||Raven Voora, MD|
|Medicine Grand Rounds||Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM||Clinical medicine||Lee Berkowitz, MD|
|Nephrology and Hypertension Journal Club||Monday 4:00-5:00 PM||Review of nephrology literature; study of issues related to design and analysis of clinical studies||Evan Zeitler, MD
Keia Sanderson, MD MSCR
|Renal Pathology||Friday 12:00-1:00 PM||Review of renal biopsies||Charles Jennette, MD
Vanessa Moreno, MD
Transplant Conference Schedule
|Living donor selection conference (8-9 AM)||Top 50 (3-3:20 PM)|
Kidney Selection Conference (3:20-4:30 PM)
|Kidney Policy Meeting (3-4 PM), every 3rd Wednesday of the month||SRF case conference (8-9:30 AM)||Renal Pathology (1-2 PM)|
|Kidney Selection Conference (3:20-4:30 PM)|