Under the direction of Dr. Michelle Josephson and Dr. Patrick Cunningham, the Section of Nephrology offers 12 months of specialized training in Transplant Nephrology. The goal of the program is to provide standardized transplant training to individuals who wish to lead renal transplant programs. The program was initially accredited in 1999 and reaccredited in March 2003, May 2007, November 2012, and recently reaccredited in 2015 by the American Society of Transplant (AST).
The educational program is comprised of clinical service, informal teaching, and more formalized classroom or conference teaching components. The clinical service time is divided between an inpatient and outpatient experience. The inpatient portion of the fellow’s schedule includes six months on the inpatient kidney/kidney-pancreas service and exposure to extra-renal transplantation. The remaining months of the training year will be spent as follows: 1 month of intensive transplant pathology service, and 3 months of research/scholarly activities, and up to 1 month in the Transplant Immunology Lab. Exposure to extra-renal transplantation is provided and an optional 2 weeks in the pediatric transplant clinic can be arranged if desired. In compliance with the training requirements, the fellow will observe at least three organ procurement procedures and three transplants. The fellow will participate in one or more scholarly projects, which may include retrospective chart reviews, short clinical studies, or literature reviews. The fellow is allotted one month of vacation. The fellow will attend three weekly post-transplant clinics and one living kidney donor clinic per week, and one recipient evaluation clinic per month. All renal transplant patients are managed in the post-transplant clinic for one year following transplantation. The fellow is expected to care for at least 30 outpatient recipients over the course of the year and perform kidney biopsies and interpret them with the pathologist when appropriate. He or she also evaluates potential transplant recipients and living donors at one of the weekly pre-transplant clinics. The fellow communicates with the transplant team about active problems in patients under their care, at the weekly multidisciplinary clinical meetings.
For more information about the program, kindly visit http://medicine.uchicago.edu/s...
Applicants must be eligible for certification in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time they begin their fellowship.
Download application PDF file: Transplant Fellow Application form
After we receive your completed application including four supporting letters (letters must be mailed or emailed to fellowship coordinator by author or author’s administrative assistant), your file will be reviewed and you will be notified regarding the advisability of an interview.
Please contact the Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator for deadline information. The last date for interviewing varies year-to-year; however, earlier application submission is encouraged to allow adequate time for scheduling interviews.
Transplant Fellowship Coordinator
Section of Nephrology
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC5100
Chicago, Illinois 60637
E-mail: [email protected]