Outpatient care is an integral part of nephrology training. Fellows will be assigned to a minimum of 10 hours per week, averaging 15–25 hours of direct patient contact. Fellows will present the patients after they have made their own independent assessment and developed a plan of action. Fellows will also be responsible to present their patients at the weekly patient care conference.
The fellows’ research experience begins in the first year and continues to progress in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn how to select a research project and a mentor. A Research Methods Workshop is offered and those interested in clinical research are encouraged to take the course. Fellows will meet biannually with the oversight committee to review the progress of their research project.
In addition to self evaluations, performance is evaluated after each learning experience by the Program Director as well as other members of the nephrology section. Twice annually a summary evaluation is conducted based upon compiled data received from faculty and staff evaluations.
Fellows meet annually and participate in a confidential group interview where strengths of program as well as areas for improvement are gathered and disseminated to the Program Director.
Applicants must have completed a certified pediatric residency training program and submit their application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
Fellows starting the program prior to July 1, 2015, are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
Stipend amounts for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:
- PGY4 - $61,500
- PGY5 - $64,610
- PGY6 - $66,690
- PGY7 - $68,760
Vacations, leaves, retirement plans, and insurance benefits
Call rooms, meals, and laundry services
Professional Liability Insurance
The MCW Professional Risk Management Department coordinates the professional liability self-insurance program and assures liability coverage with the Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in excess of the primary annual limits of $1,000,000 per incident and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Providers are covered for the activities within the scope of duties for the MCW.
Fellows starting the program on or after July 1, 2015, are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).
See MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.