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Education is our top priority at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. As such, we offer multiple educational experiences, including:

  • A 12-month structured reading curriculum, meeting weekly with program director or designee.
  • Nephrology grand rounds, weekly. Presentations by faculty, visiting speakers, and fellows.
  • Kidney biopsy conference, integrated into Nephrology grand rounds
  • Journal Club - 2 per month (one focusing on recent literature and one on key classic Nephrology related journal articles.
  • Case conferences - two per month, CPC type presentations of unique and instructive cases.
  • A written curriculum for each rotation.
  • Board review course - Conducted by the Associate training program director, held weekly- January through June in preparation for the ABIM Nephrology board examination.
  • In-training examination - Given yearly to all trainees offering a great learning tool in preparation for the ABIM board examination.
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (weekly).
  • Fellow School - an annual lecture series at the beginning of each year addressing basic medical topics essential for general Nephrology.
  • Off-site training - second year fellows attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. First year fellows have a local educational retreat.
May 26, 2022