What changes have we made secondary to COVID-19?
Our division has adapted to social distancing during COVID-19. Below we will provide a few frequently asked questions.
How many fellows are accepted each year?
We plan to match 5 fellows into our program
Do you have a separate research track in the Match?
Duke Nephrology has a long standing history of success in training physician scientists. Our philosophy is to recruit 5 outstanding fellows into our program. Each fellow as the option to enter into our research or other tracks. Thus, we have decided to not have a separate research track in the match but once the fellow arrives our goal is to provide mentorship and support to help guide the fellow on the appropriate career track (research, clinical concentration, global health, education, etc).
How will interviews be conducted for fellowship applications for the July 2021 start?
All interviews will be conducted virtually using Zoom. We are working to provide each applicant or interested applicant with sufficient materials (video/print/website) in order to allow each to get a feel for our program culture and unique opportunities at Duke.
How have the educational conferences changed as a result of social distancing?
We had been using Zoom to record our lectures even before COVID-19. Now, we have shifted all conferences virtually to Zoom.
How about outpatient experiences? Are those affected?
Each fellow is assigned their own panel of patients (precepted by a designated faculty member). At Duke, outpatient encounters happen mostly in person. However, at the VA, outpatient encounters are happening via telephone or video visits.
Any change to inpatient rounding during COVID-19?
While the Durham-Raleigh area is still experiencing a steady number of patients with COVID-19, our hospitals have not been overwhelmed with cases. Thus, we have not had to change our rounding structure, which includes a dedicated night float.
The mission of Duke Nephrology is to combine the delivery of outstanding clinical services with world-class research and teaching. To this end, the programs in the division are structured to address the most pressing needs facing patients with kidney disease. The division is led by Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc.
Areas of emphasis include the treatment of end-stage kidney disease, transplantation, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, glomerular disease, education and bone/mineral metabolism.
Train with us
The Duke Nephrology Fellowship Training Program excels in all aspects of nephrology, including renal replacement therapy, glomerular disorders, electrolyte abnormalities, transplantation, hypertension, education, global health, informatics, and clinical and basic science research. We offer a 2 year track that features a clinical concentration in an area of interest or a 3 year track focusing on traditional research, education or informatics.
Research is our core
The division is engaged in several active areas of investigation. From biomedical research, to epidemiology, to translational research, and clinical trials. An emphasis for several investigators is understanding the intersection between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
DCRI Clinical Research in Nephrology
Our DCRI team of nephrologists have years of collective experience in conducting federally-funded and industry-supported trials and observational clinical research. Backed by the unparalleled clinical research infrastructure at DCRI, we are ideally positioned and committed to advance clinical trials of all types in nephrology.
Contact Information for Graduates and Future Fellows
Duke University Hospital
Nephrology Fellowship Program
External/Physical Address: 2 Genome Ct. Durham, NC, 27710
Interoffice/Mailbox: Box 103015
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 684-8703
Fax: (919) 681-3011
Attn: Tisha Quinn