Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions, all fellowship interviews will be conducted virtually using Zoom.

Fellowship Program Overview

We thank you for your interest in the University of Virginia (UVA) nephrology fellowship program.  To join UVA nephrology means you will be a part of a long and rich tradition of clinical, academic, and research excellence.  We aim to produce physicians who possess habits of lifelong learning, superior clinical skills and professionalism.  Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in research, education, and clinical care and are committed to providing excellence in each of our missions. An emphasis on mentorship and collaboration is at our core, and we are confident your training at UVA will be unlike any other.

The University of Virginia Health System serves as a referral center for a large geographical region.  This provides our trainees the opportunity of managing a wide variety of cases ranging from simple and common renal diseases to rare and complex cases under the direct supervision of our full-time faculty.  Our clinical fellows provide consultative care to patients in 8 different intensive care units (2 medical, 1 surgical, 1 trauma, 2 cardiothoracic, 1 coronary care and one neurology and neurosurgery ICU during ICU rotation.  Fellow trainees will master all modalities of extracorporeal therapies such as intermittent and continuous hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and therapeutic apheresis.  Fellows provide longitudinal care to individuals with different kidney diseases or electrolyte disorders in their continuity clinics as well as following up chronic hemodialysis patients in our in-campus hemodialysis facility and attending the home dialysis clinic to care for individuals on chronic home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. We have a robust kidney and pancreas transplant program which provides hands on experience in managing complex transplant recipients.  Fellows interested in pursuing further training in kidney transplantation need to apply for an additional year of kidney transplant fellowship.

Fellows are required to complete scholarly and quality improvement activities under the guidance of their research mentors.  In addition, each fellow identifies a career mentor for continuous monitoring of their progress.

The following links will provide you detailed information regarding current and past fellows, our faculty, their area of clinical and research interests, faculty and fellows awards and recognitions, and living in Charlottesville.

Nephrology Training Program applicants should apply through ERAS. The UVA Nephrology Fellowship program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  Additional information can be found in the “How to Apply” menu below.  Please feel free to contact our program coordinator, Ms. Monica Olsen for more information.

What are we doing at the University of Virginia?

The Division of Nephrology at UVA is educating the next generation of nephrology physicians and scientists.  What can you do?  Apply to our fellowship program. Become part of the future nephrology workforce through intensive clinical training in kidney diseases or by participating in clinical and basic research.   Consider a career in clinical nephrology or kidney-related research.  We offer educational opportunities for high school, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellowships for PhD, MD, DO or MD/PhD scientists, and an ACGME-certified fellowship program in Nephrology with clinical and/or combined clinical/research paths.