The Einstein-MontefioreNephrology Fellowship provides more than 50 core curriculum lectures per year, most of which are repeated yearly.
The breakdown of these lectures is as follows:
- 8 summer core curriculum lectures
- Renal Physiology Course (total of 10 lectures based on chapters from Rose: Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, Fifth Edition)
- A series of 6 didactic core lectures on peritoneal dialysis
- A series of 9 Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum Lectures
- A a series of 6 reviews of core renal topics based on NephSAP
- Core Topic Modules
Updated yearly, the core topic modules are coordinated by Dr. Amanda Raff with input from fellows and faculty. Each week a topic is discussed based on a core article that reviews a core topic in nephrology. These articles are given to all fellows on CD-ROM and are discussed one-on-one with each fellow. The topics repeat so that each fellow covers each article with an attending. This accounts for 48 Core Curriculum Topics.
- 13-15 individual Core Curriculum Lectures given as part of Renal Grand Rounds
- Core Curriculum Topic Reviews
All second year fellows are required to take the Columbia University Biopsy Conference Review. This course is 3 days of intensive review of glomerular pathology and lectures that review all of the major and some minor renal diseases. There is no doubt that this in the equivalent of 12 core conference lectures.
Secondly, all second year fellows are required to take the intensive two day clinical nephrology review that that happens the two days before the start of ASN. These courses are sponsored and run by the ASN and provide an in depth review of clinical nephrology and up to date recommendations for treatment of renal diseases. Thus, the second year fellow has an additional major exposure to core lectures and topics. These two venues alone are equivalent to 30 core lectures.