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Combined Nephrology - Critical Care Medicine Track

Program Overview

Allegheny Health Network is one of the few programs in the country to offer a 3-year Combined Nephrology-Critical Care Medicine track.  This will be in collaboration with Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital.

In addition to general nephrology training, selected fellows will spend a total of 12 months in the medical, surgical, neuro, and trauma intensive care units.  Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in research projects, combined conferences, and other scholarly activities in the areas of overlap between Nephrology and CCM. 

Upon completion of the 3-year track, fellows will be eligible for board certification in both nephrology and critical care medicine.  This specialized track will provide fellows with a variety of job opportunities and a unique set of skills to practice both nephrology and critical care medicine.

Curriculum

The 3-year combined track is designed to provide excellent training in clinical nephrology and critical care medicine, to motivate and inspire innovative clinical research; and to prepare our trainees to become board certified in both nephrology and critical care medicine.

The program faculty is dedicated to the goal of providing a comprehensive educational environment that promotes the professional development of fellows. In addition to clinical experience, a significant portion of the fellow’s education is attained through lectures, conferences, teaching rounds, research, and literature. The curriculum is designed to allow fellows the opportunity to attend lectures, conferences, participate in teaching, conduct research and also have sufficient time for review and study of current literature.

Rotation Schedule

Fellows in the combined program will be assigned to rotations consisting of 12 months each year with at least 2 months of critical care in the first two years. Fellows will also be paired with a CCM fellow to take MICU call once a month. The third year will consist of 2 months in nephrology training and 10 months in critical care. 

Visit the Curriculum section of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship page for additional information.