Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Wellness and Work-Life Balance


We take wellness seriously! We appoint a faculty and fellow wellness team each year to coordinate get-togethers, picnics, outings, and special events. Drs. Constantine Chima and Sehrish Ali are our wellness chairs for 2023-24. Our program prides itself on collegiality, and you will see photos from our get-togethers throughout the website.

Resident and Fellow Wellness Services

Fellowship Perks... by the Numbers!

  • Fellows receive $1,200 each year to use for conferences and/or educational material. All conference abstract fees are paid separately, by the Section of Nephrology.
  • Each trainee has 21 vacation days: 15 weekdays and 6 weekends; nine personal time-off days (conferences, interviews). For most types of leave, fellows are NOT required to find cross-coverage for clinical responsibilities while on leave.
  • Each fellow receives several textbooks on day one.
  • Fellows are encouraged to attend more than one conference per year, some of which are supported by external grants.
  • Each fellow will receive free membership to the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology. The opportunity to work in this collegial atmosphere is priceless.
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