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Year One

There are three hospital rotations during the first year. Each fellow spends a total of 4 months on each of the three rotations. One attending and one fellow staff each rotation. The goals and objectives of the rotation or learning experience will be discussed by the faculty and fellow at the start of each rotation. Each fellow will have direct supervision by faculty in all patient care activities. Fellows must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Fellows will provide effective and timely communication with Transplant Surgery/ICU Teams/Hepatology/Heart Failure Service/House Staff as warranted by clinical situations.

  1. Inpatient dialysis - The fellow will oversee the management of all dialysis patients on the primary nephrology service and will manage the renal/ dialysis care of all other chronic dialysis patients admitted to other medical/surgical services.
  2. Inpatient transplant -The renal fellow will participate in all aspects of the transplant patient’s care.  The fellow will oversee the management of all transplant patients admitted to the primary nephrology service and will actively provide consultative care to all newly transplanted patients on the surgical service. The fellow will also perform transplant biopsies with the attending supervising.
  3. Inpatient consultation - The fellow, along with medical residents and medical students assigned to this service, will provide consultative services for patients with acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, glomerular and interstitial diseases, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, acid-bases disturbances, hypertension, and for patients in the bone marrow transplant unit.

Year Two

The second year is primarily a research/ambulatory care year. However, the second year fellows will be responsible for covering the above rotations when the first year fellows go on vacation, take emergency leave, or are otherwise not working.


Jerry McCauley, MD,

Division Director,
Division of Nephrology
Capizzi Professor of Medicine

Maria Mokan
Fellowship Coordinator

Division of Nephrology
833 Chestnut Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-2501
(215) 503-4099 fax

We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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