Nephrology Fellowship Clinical Sites
EVMS works in partnership with local hospitals, community physicians, and clinics throughout the area, providing fellows comprehensive clinical experiences in diverse settings. These educational partnerships spread the benefits of an academic medical institution throughout the region, improving the quality of life and the quality of health care for the entire community.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the primary teaching site for the nephrology fellowship and for Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is #1 Hospital in Virginia in US News and World Report - Best Hospitals rankings and it made the 2014 Most Wired hospital ranking.
It is a community hospital dedicated to the care of the indigent population of the Hampton Roads Region in Virginia. It is a 525-bed medical/surgical facility and a Level 1 trauma facility. It is staffed by faculty from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and by private practice community physicians. Under direct faculty supervision, the nephrology fellows will be exposed to an array of kidney diseases through inpatient consultative services and ambulatory care. A substantial number of inpatients receive acute hemodialysis at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. SNGH has dedicated medical/surgical, cardiac, cardiothoracic, trauma and burn ICUs, where nephrology fellows will provide renal consultations, acute hemodialysis and CRRT. SNGH also has the region's only renal transplant unit (60-80 renal transplants per year). There are 10 chairs in the acute dialysis unit.
The fellow continuity clinic will take place in an ambulatory facility at Nephrology Associates of Tidewater and will be staffed by an NAT faculty member. On average, the nephrology fellow will perform 2 new patient work-ups and see 4 patients for follow-up per 1/2 day of clinic. The nephrology continuity clinic will provide the fellow with important educational experience for the management of patients with various renal diseases in the ambulatory setting. NAT will also be the site of the fellow research rotation. The fellow will have the opportunity to elect a basic science or clinical research project, with an NAT faculty member serving as his/her research mentor.