Nephrology Fellowship - Curriculum

The Nephrology Fellowship Program is an ACGME accredited program at Staten Island University Hospital that offers two years of training in General Nephrology.

The fellowship consists of a comprehensive training experience in all aspects of clinical nephrology, including acute and chronic hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension, and all forms of fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte disturbances. Nephrology fellows will become adept at the placement of temporary vascular access for hemodialysis and percutaneous native and transplant renal biopsy. In addition, fellows will receive instruction and mentoring in nephrology research with protected time to engage in meritorious activities.

Fellows are afforded protected time to conduct clinical research throughout the duration of the fellowship. Each fellow is assigned to a teaching nephrologist who serves as a mentor for the development and successful completion of a research project.

The fellows are encouraged to develop their consultation skills by means of experience in the delivery of lectures, the evaluation of patients, and the development of teaching slides and educational files.