The fellowship training program accepts two trainees each year for a two-year program. The program includes a first year of hospital consultation service, and a second fellowship year including a rotation on the in-hospital transplant service, and elective time in pathology and radiology. During the second year, fellows are also expected to pursue scholarly activities leading to presentations at national meetings and publication of results.
These projects often involve direct participation in multicenter clinical research trials, investigator initiated research, and collaborative inter-department quality improvement projects. During the two years of fellowship training, the fellows have weekly half day continuity clinics in chronic kidney disease, and a second clinic at our satellite dialysis facility following in-center end stage kidney disease patients. They also have a monthly home dialysis clinic to follow patients on peritoneal dialysis and home dialysis. During the second year, fellows participate in the outpatient transplant follow-up clinic.
See Graduate Medical Education at The University of Vermont Medical Center to learn more about our program.