Review by one staff (or more) with the fellows covering all basic nephrology topics following the format of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology 3rd Edition by Feehally, Floege and Johnson. The entire book is covered in one year.
An informal review of cases seen recently in the hospital or clinic with emphasis on teaching points, diagnostic pearls, interesting findings, etc. Led by staff and the hospital fellow.
Quality of Care Conference
Case presentation (one or two) with emphasis on a specific topic and how to improve diagnostic evaluation, therapy, etc. Presented by one fellow and attended by nephrology staff.
Review of usually two recent literature articles of basic science or clinical (usually one of each) by the first-year fellow with staff attendance.
Renal Biopsy Conference
Review of recent renal biopsies and occasionally older renal biopsies with presentation of the case pre-biopsy and, at times, follow-up of therapeutic responses. Led by first-year fellow on nephrology hospital service plus pathology fellow and pathology staff.
Renal Transplant Grand Rounds
Review of literature article, topics of transplant interest and case reviews of recent transplant problems. Led by the transplant fellow with assistance of faculty. Guest speakers are occasionally invited to give transplant-related talks in their fields of expertise.
Basic Science/Renal Physiology Conference
An in-depth review by the second-year nephrology fellow of a basic science/renal physiology topic with emphasis at the genetic and cellular levels.
Pathology Review Series
A series of 18–24 sessions (lasting approximately one hour each), consisting of a review of multiple renal histologic lesions in both native and transplant renal biopsies. This is led by renal pathology staff and routinely attended by the nephrology fellows. Slides of light microscopy, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy are reviewed in depth.
Additional Special Lecture Series
Introduction to Biostatistics
A weekly one-hour course for four weeks during the first quarter every other fellowship year, used to introduce and update fellows on statistics in medical research. This is taught by the director of biostatistics for Baylor Scott & White and supplemented by biostatistics and nephrology staff. An appropriate reference book is provided.
Basic Science Lecture Series
A series of one-hour lectures held during the year by basic scientists on a wide array of basic science topics. Required fellow attendance with selection of topics of interest to the field of nephrology chosen by the fellowship director.
Nephrology Core Lectures
- Basic Principles of Dialysis (HD, CVVH, CVVHD, PD): Part 1 – Part 6
- Anemia Management
- Ca – PO4 Rx with CKD
- Basic Immunology
- Immunology / Drugs of Transplantation
- Hyperkalemia Management in CKD
- Hyponatremia Evaluation / Therapy
- Pharmacologic Principles and CKD, Parts 1 & 2
- Dialysis Access
- Hypertension Emergencies & Therapy in CKD
- Principles of Acid – Base
- Evaluation of AKI
- Nutrition in Kidney Disease
- Transplant 101, Parts 1 & 2
- Renal Radiology
Various nephrology conferences are held from noon to 1 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, with Medical Grand Rounds every Friday at noon. In July of each year, approximately 20 Nephrology Core Lectures are given in place of the standard conference schedule.
Supplemental Nephrology Core Lectures
A series of renal-related topics presented by senior staff, spread throughout the year and designed to supplement the core curriculum series of July and to cover topics otherwise not discussed in detail at other conferences.
- Renal Lithiasis
- Urology of Renal Lithiasis
- Pregnancy – Volume and Hormonal Changes
- Pregnancy – Preeclampsia and Renal Disease
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Peritoneal Dialysis Complications
- Kidney in Liver Disease
- Atherosclerosis in CKD
- Various Alcohol Poisonings
- Drug Overdoses and Dialysis
- Multiple Cholesterol Emboli Syndrome
- Renal Artery Stenosis