Nephrology Curriculum | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Fellowship Rotations and Scheduling

PGY 4 is devoted to clinical nephrology.  Both inpatient and outpatient with a wide variety of nephrologic problems are referred locally, surrounding West Texas areas, 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. For fellows with applied Nephrology/Clinical Care track, there is a month of ICU rotation included in the first year of training. 

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).

Nephrology Rotations 

AKI Consults 5 months
ESRD/Transplant 4 months
Dialysis 1 month
Procedures 1 month
Research  1 month


Nephrology/Critical Care Rotations 

AKI Consults 5 months
ESRD/Transplant   4 months 
Dialysis 1 month
ICU  1 month
Research  1 month

PGY 5 is dedicated 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. For PGY 5 fellows with applied Nephrology/Critical Track, there is a month of ICU rotation incorporated into the second year of training. 

Nephrology Rotations

AKI consult 2 months
ESRD/Transplant 3 months
Dialysis 3 months
Research 2 months
Elective 1 month
Away rotation (Houston) 1 month


Nephrology/Critical Care Rotations

AKI Consult 2 months
ESRD/Transplant 2 months 
Dialysis  3 months
Research  2 months
Elective 1 month
Away rotation (Houston) 1 month
ICU 1 month



For those Nephrology fellows that have applied the Nephrology/Critical Care track. Listed is a sample template of the Critical Care year rotations: 

MICU 6 months
Anesthesia 1 month      
NICU                1 month       
Research         1 month
Elective 2 months
CICU 1 month


For additional detailed information regarding the Critical Care program to include faculty information, didactics, procedures, clinic information and more please click here.

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Nallely Salas

Fellowship Manager

Phone:  (806) 743-2161

Fax:  806-743-3143