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Nephrology Fellowship



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Fellowship Description

The division of nephrology offers positions for first and second year renal fellows and occasional additional research opportunities. The patient-oriented training program encompasses didactic and bedside instruction, analysis of current literature and both clinical and laboratory research.
The first year of training is devoted to clinical nephrology. Both inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of nephrologic problems are referred locally and from West Texas, Eastern New Mexico, and elsewhere. Trainees become proficient in renal biopsy, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, arteriovenous hemofiltration, hemoperfusion, and in the care of kidney transplant recipients.
During the clinical year, the renal fellow pursues a clinical research project which is published and/or presented at a scientific meeting (e.g., the annual scientific meeting of American Society of Nephrology). The second year of training is to research in basic renal physiology and clinical research within the framework of ongoing laboratory research. Graduates are conversant with the scientific method and are familiar with a wide variety of laboratory procedures. After completion of training, they are prepared for either academic or practice-oriented careers.


Application Information

All applications should come to us through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We will be participating in the NRMP Match and will accept applications for the fellowship from July 15 to September 30 of each year. Your application will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews.
Inquires concerning the nephrology fellowship can be directed to the fellowship coordinator. Contact information can be found here.



  • Clinical Process Improvement Case-based conference that focuses on quality improvement based on principles of medical decision making.
  • Board Review Strategies  Emphasis is on board testing techniques, review of multiple choice questions, In-Training-Exam objectives and basic principles of clinical nephrology practice.
  • Grand Rounds These are conducted by the Department of Medicine and other institutional faculty as well as visiting professors. Topics include advances in basic and clinical knowledge in many fields on Internal Medicine.
  • House Staff Meeting Monthly meeting of all TTUHSC fellows sponsored by the office of GME. This meeting serves to update house staff on important institutional issues. Elected officers of the house staff serve as liaisons on many institutional committees.
  • Nephrology Didactics various topics presented by faculty withing the scope of nephrology
  • Journal Club> Fellows discuss selected articles. Emphasis is on commentary and critical appraisal of the literature.
  • Morbidity and Mortality >Cased-based medical conference that emphasizes challenges or adverse outcomes associated with system interactions in medical care.
  • Scholarly Activity Faculty and fellows present their progress in on going research.


Contact Information

Valerie Collins
Fellowship Coordinator

Phone: 806-743-6871 | Fax: 806-743-3560

3601 4th Street, MS 9410 | Lubbock, TX | 79430