Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Training Sites

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Overview of the Clinical Training Sites

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We offer a comprehensive clinical training environment and our trainees are involved in all aspects of kidney disease. Our graduates highlight the diversity of patients and healthcare systems along with dedicated teaching faculty as the main strengths of our training program. From glomerular diseases to complex acid-base and electrolyte disturbances to pregnancy-related kidney disease to critical care nephrology, our fellows truly see it all!

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Outpatient Rotations

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We believe that a robust outpatient experience is critical to educating the future nephrologist. The table below highlights the various clinics that our fellows rotate through during the fellowship.

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Outpatient Clinic

Location(s)

General Nephrology

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Harris Health Smith Clinic

Kidney Transplantation
(Pre- and Post-)

Houston Methodist Hospital
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Pediatric Nephrology

Texas Children’s Hospital

Home Dialysis

Davita Home at the Museum

In-Center Hemodialysis

Harris Health Riverside Dialysis Clinic
U.S. Renal Baylor Scott Street Dialysis Unit

Glomerulonephritis

Harris Health Smith Clinic

Elective Kidney Biopsy

Harris Health Ben Taub Outpatient Center

Vascular Access

Orbis Vascular

Medical Directorship
Clinical Quality Meeting

U.S. Renal Baylor Scott Street Dialysis Unit
Davita Home at the Museum
Riverside Dialysis Clinic

Kidney Pathology

McGovern School, University of Texas
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Each fellow will have 12 months of monthly continuity clinic at the above in-center and home dialysis clinics. This will involve longitudinal care with the same patients and faculty mentor.

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Inpatient Rotations

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The variety in hospital systems is a major strength of our program. Our program is like a podocyte, interdigitating with all pavilions in the Texas Medical Center! Each four-week block exposes the trainee to the diversity of patients that reside in or travel to Houston, Texas. Kidney transplantation is a major strength of the program. Our fellows directly participate in the care of around 150 new kidney transplants each year at three different transplant centers: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (BSLMC), Houston Methodist Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

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Hospital

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Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center

General Nephrology
Critical Care
Nephrology

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital

General
Nephrology/Dialysis

Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center

General
Nephrology

Houston Methodist Hospital

Transplant/General
Nephrology

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women

Obstetric Nephrology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Onco-Nephrology

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Night Float

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We are committed to the well-being of our fellows; therefore, based on internal feedback, our fellowship program switched to a night float system as of the 2020-2021 academic year to replace traditional weeknight at home call. The night float system also reduced on-call time on weekends. This system has effectively reduced fellow fatigue, improved fellows’ well-being/quality of life, and ensures patient safety.

We designate one fellow to take overnight calls for all pavilions from Sunday through Friday nights, from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. This fellow has no daytime responsibilities. The fellow typically manages consults that require urgent evaluation. The night float rotation is home call, and we have a dedicated call room at Baylor McNair Campus if needed.

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Elective Rotations

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Our fellowship program added blocks of elective rotations into fellow schedules as of the 2022-2023 academic year. Below is the list of electives fellows get to choose:

  • Ben Taub Histopathology and Glomerular Diseases
  • Riverside PD and Interventional Nephrology
  • Riverside HD and Interventional Nephrology
  • Riverside Hemodialysis with Medical Directorship Course
  • Riverside Nutrition Management
  • McNair Outpatient Nephrology
  • Baylor Medicine Home Dialysis
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Hepatorenal+Transplant
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Histopathology
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Plasmapheresis
  • VA Transplant
  • VA Intensive Care + Procedures
  • VA Outpatient Nephrology
  • VA Inpatient Transplant and Interventional Nephrology
  • VA Interventional Radiology/Nephrology
  • VA Research