University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum

Highlights of the General Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum include:

  • Two-week "Nephrology Bootcamp" orientation
  • "Tough Beans" conference, which is an informal meeting requiring no prior preparation. Tough Beans allows fellows to present difficult cases and obtain a group opinion.
  • High volume of procedures 

Assigned Rotations

  • UW Health Acute Renal Consults
  • VA Acute Renal Consults
  • End Stage Renal Disease – at UW Hospitals and Clinics and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • Renal Consults at UnityPoint-Health Meriter, a nonprofit community hospital in Madison
  • Inpatient Transplant
  • Outpatient Transplant

Elective Rotations

  • Interventional
  • Renal pathology
  • Transplantation
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Kidney imaging
  • Research

Assigned Clinics

  • VA Clinic - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • VA Telehealth Clinic
  • Wisconsin Dialysis, Inc. Kidney Clinic in Fitchburg, Wisconsin


  • Biopsy
  • Board Review
  • Fellows’ Curriculum
  • Nephrology Grand Rounds
  • Nephrology Journal Club
  • Quality Improvement
  • Stone Clinic
  • Tough Beans
  • Transplant Curriculum

Additional Opportunities

The Department of Medicine Global Health Pathway also offers opportunities for fellows from all specialties to engage in global health didactics, research, and a clinical elective.