Nephrology Fellowship - Structure and Overview

Our fellows will rotate through transplant and nephrology consult service at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH), which is the main safety net hospital for the Hampton Roads region. The dialysis rotation will occur at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton (VAMCH), which houses one of the largest outpatient hemodialysis units in the entire Veterans Affairs Medical system. The fellow experience will be rounded out through ambulatory continuity clinic and research rotations at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS, which shares a campus with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital) and VAMCH.  During rotations at all sites, the fellows will work with an array of award winning and respected clinical teaching and research faculty. 

Rotations are in one month blocks and include:

Year 1

  • 5 blocks of inpatient renal consult service at SNGH
  • 1 block of renal transplant service at SNGH
  • 4 blocks of dialysis service at VAMCH
  • 2 blocks of research at VAMCH

Year 2

  • 4 blocks of inpatient renal consult service at SNGH
  • 2 blocks of renal transplant service at SNGH
  • 1 block of vascular access and renal biopsy service at VAMCH
  • 3 block of dialysis service at VAMCH
  • 2 blocks of research at VAMCH

All fellows will be assigned a continuity clinic one half-day per week at EVMS.  In addition, fellows will participate in the Nephrology Core Curriculum series.  This is a weekly conference designed to provide the basic science and clinical knowledge necessary to practice nephrology.  Other educational activities include a weekly rotating schedule of nephrology journal club, case conference, research conference, and clinical nephrology conferences.