Curriculum

Nephrology Fellowship
University of Florida nephrology faculty and fellows meet at UF Health Jacksonville.

The nephrology fellowship program consists of a two-year educational curriculum. Fellows rotate through three inpatient and five outpatient core educational experiences. In addition, all fellows have up to four blocks of protected research time during the two-year fellowship.

First Year Nephrology Fellowship (FELL-1)
Inpatient Rotation Duration
Nephrology Consults Up to 9 blocks
Ambulatory Clinics Up to 4 blocks
Research Up to 2 blocks
Transplant Service (Mayo Clinic Jacksonville) 1 block
Pathology - Renal Pathology (Elective) 1 week
Radiology - Interventional Radiology (Elective) Up to ½ block
Concurrent Outpatient Clinics Duration
Nephrology Continuity Clinic (4hr/week) 12 months
Peritoneal Dialysis (4hr/week) 3 months
Outpatient Hemodialysis Shift (4hr/week) 3 months
Transplant Clinic at UF Health Jacksonville (4hr/week) 3 months
Outpatient General Nephrology Clinic (4hr/week) 3 months
Second Year Nephrology Fellowship (FELL-2)
Inpatient Rotation Duration
Sr. Nephrology Consults Up to 7 blocks
Ambulatory Clinic Up to 4 blocks
Research Up to 4 blocks
Transplant Service (Mayo Clinic Jacksonville) 1 block
Pathology - Renal Pathology (Elective) 1 week
Radiology - Special Procedures/Renal (Elective) Up to ½ block
Concurrent Outpatient Clinics Duration
Nephrology Continuity Clinic (4hr/week) 12 months
Peritoneal Dialysis (4hr/week) 4 months
Outpatient Hemodialysis Shift (4hr/week) 4 months
Transplant Clinic at UF Health Jacksonville (4hr/week) 4 months
Outpatient General Nephrology Clinic (4hr/week) 4 months

Inpatient Educational Experiences

Nephrology Consults and Senior Consults

The consult service is an inpatient service staffed by fellows and a faculty attending, providing nephrology consultative services to the institution.

In conjunction with the attending, fellows see all new patient consultations, coordinate all acute dialysis runs and when indicated, institute and manage all CRRT treatments.

Fellows perform all renal biopsies when indicated. Senior consults allow the senior fellows to function in a more supervisory capacity when working with first-year fellows and internal medicine residents. Senior fellows perform work rounds with the junior members of the team and see primarily ICU consults.

Transplant Nephrology

Transplant nephrology is an inpatient service at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. The service is staffed by a fellow and a Mayo Clinic transplant nephrologist, providing primary and consultative care to transplant patients. Fellows attend one block of this service during their first year of training, and one block during their second year. While there, the fellows participate in the outpatient transplant clinic. Additionally, during the ambulatory and research rotations, the fellows care for patients (with faculty supervision) in the Post-Renal Transplant Clinic at UF Health Jacksonville. While on the ambulatory rotation the fellows also attend the UF Health Kidney Transplant – Emerson clinic

Conferences

  • Nephrology clinical conference (weekly) - Case presentations by faculty, attended by faculty and fellows.
  • Nephrology grand rounds conference (weekly) - A presentation of core didactics by fellows dedicated to basic and clinical sciences in nephrology.
  • Renal pathology conference (monthly) - A review of renal biopsies and lectures with pathology faculty and attended by nephrology faculty and fellows.
  • Mayo renal pathology tele-conference (quarterly) – A series of case presentations and discussions with corresponding pathology specimens presented as a teleconference between the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • Nephrology fellows' journal club (bi-monthly) - A fellow reviews and discusses articles with faculty and fellows.
  • Nephrology research conference (quarterly) - A meeting to review planned, ongoing and completed research projects presented by faculty and fellows.
  • Nephrology M&M conference (quarterly) – A review of M&M topics and cases by faculty and fellows.

Research

To complete the scholarly activity requirement of training, each fellow must complete a clinical research project. Fellows are free to select a suitable topic along with a faculty mentor, or join an ongoing project with one of the division's faculty members. Projects must result in either the publication of an article, book chapter, abstract or case report in a peer-reviewed journal (for instance, peer-reviewed performance improvement or education research, peer-reviewed funding, or peer-reviewed abstracts presented at regional/state/national specialty meetings).

Fellows are encouraged to complete research utilizing the availability of the Dean's Fund Research Grant.