Welcome to UC Irvine's Nephrology Fellowship website!
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension's highly competitive fellowship offers motivated trainees extensive clinical experience with an academic emphasis, in Southern California's beautiful Orange County.
Our two-year-program gives fellows the opportunity to observe and manage patients with a wide variety of kidney-related diseases on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), also includes didactic education and research experience. Fellows learn to assume continuing responsibility for the care of acute and chronically ill patients as part of learning about the natural history of renal diseases and the effectiveness of therapeutic programs. Our active kidney transplant center provides trainees with on-site educational opportunities in the field of kidney tranplantation.
Graduates of our training program are well prepared for careers in either clinical practice or academic nephrology. Recent graduates have considered job offers both locally in LA, Orange, and Riverside counties, and in many other locales throughout the country.
I invite you to peruse the tabs below to learn more about our fellowship experience. Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about our program. All of us in the division of nephrology & hypertension look forward to reviewing your application.
Kevin Harley, M.D. (Program Director)
Most clinical, didactic and research experiences occur at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.
Both centers have state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities and offer all forms of dialysis in-house, including chronic peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapies. Both serve multi-ethnic patient populations with a wide range of medical disorders.
Fellows provide renal consultations for patients admitted to any of the hospitals' clinical services. They also provide ambulatory patient services at outpatient clinics for chronic hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease at both medical centers.
UC Irvine Medical Center also offers chronic peritoneal dialysis services as well as kidney and pancreas transplantation. Fellows may obtain additional clinical transplant experiences at other area medical centers.
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension maintains research laboratories on the university's Irvine campus and at the VA in Long Beach.
During the two-year training program, fellows are expected to dedicate three months to active participation in research.
Given the diverse research interests of our faculty members, fellows are able to choose from a wide range of exciting research experiences.
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has weekly educational activities that are designed to encourage participation by faculty, fellows and community physicians.
To maximize the opportunity for faculty and fellows to regularly participate in scheduled conferences, Monday afternoons are designed around educational activities, including clinical and basic science seminars about the pathophysiology of renal disorders.
Teaching conferences are as follows:
The annual salary scale is:
Moonlighting as a nephrologist is not permitted. However, second-year fellows may be allowed to work some weekends during the research rotation if approved by the division's curriculum committee. Time spent on such moonlighting will count toward the 80-hour per week work limit.
Fellowship applicants must have:
Applicants with permanent residency or J1 visa status also must provide current certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension accepts new fellows every year. Applications for three positions in July 2017 will be accepted beginning July 15, 2016 through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
For questions about the application process, go to ERAS or call 215-966-3940.
Applications are reviewed beginning July 15, 2016 through October 15, 2016. Interviews will be scheduled on Mondays, from August through October, 2016.
All applicants must be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Applicants are notified by email if they are selected for interviews.
For more information about the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension's clinical fellowship program, please email fellowship coordinator Jillian Meltebarger.