During the course of two years our fellows will have the opportunity to rotate on our interventional nephrology service for at least three months. The fellow works alongside our interventional nephrologist during the procedures. During this month, the fellow will learn how to examine arteriovenous accesses, perform angiographies, repair arteriovenous accesses in an endovascular manner, place tunneled central venous access, remove tunneled central venous access, and perform renal biopsies.
Fellows have the opportunity to practice placing central venous catheters, perform kidney ultrasounds and cardiac ultrasounds in a simulated fashion.
Upon using a state-of-the-art ultrasound probe, the Butterfly iQ device fellows are trained in examining the kidneys and heart to learn how to perform point-of-care ultrasounds.
Our fellows are encouraged to be involved in team bonding activities which are paid for by our program.