Curriculum

It is a 13 ½ months program with the first twelve months spent in a tertiary care centres like Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, which have a DM, DNB (nephrology) training program. The last six weeks are spent at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

A training of this duration in a tertiary care centre affiliated to a health university for advance training in nephrology is more than sufficient in the present scenario. The student is given a senior resident post and stipend is paid to cover living expenses.

As a Nephrology trainee the scope of work is such so as to to gain maximum experience encompassing general nephrology, transplant and all modalities of dialysis.

General Nephrology

Ward rounds, Peripheral/ ICU calls and OPD patient assessment with AKI and Acute on chronic renal injury. Supplementation of clinical training with basic science knowledge and experience in collaboration with departments of Immunology, Biochemistry and Nephro pathology.

Dialysis

Hands-on training in procedures of interventional Nephrology like Jugular catheter placements, perm cath insertions, renal biopsies of native and transplant kidneys.

Clinical Educator Training - [OPTIONAL]

The purpose of this pathway is to train fellows interested in pursuing careers in academics as future clinician educators. Role includes mentoring students,residents, dialysis technicians in various clinical settings.

Transplant

An uIn-depth experience in live and deceased donor renal transplant patient care involving post-operative transplant inpatient management ,OPD follow-ups ,interpretation of post-transplant renal biopsies and a comprehensive didactic lecture program integrating Transplant immunology ,pharmacology ,pathology and infectious disease diagnostics.

Westmead experience

  • Renal and Simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant patient Inpatient rounds and Outpatient follow-ups. General Nephrology Inpatient rounds.
  • Exposure to supra-specialty clinics like Bone-mineral density clinics for post-transplant /CKD patients. Active participation in Journal clubs, topic reviews.
  • Attending research meetings and a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a research project with esteemed International faculty.
  • Weekly Nephropathology meetings involving detailed review of renal biopsy slides.
  • Weekly Radiology meets with in-depth discussion of CT Scans, Xrays , MRI's and transplant renal ultrasounds.
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Clinical tours

You will be a able to get handson experience as clinical tours are a part of the program. Student will be able to tour:

  • Home hemodialysis, Regional Peritoneal dialysis center.
  • Red Cross Society-Transplant immunology.
  • Pathology-Electron microscopy department tour.

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