The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology and Hypertension provides a two-year ACGME accredited fellowship in nephrology.
The primary goal of the program is to graduate individuals who are skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate nephrologists. Those who complete the program will be well prepared to pass the subspecialty certifying examination and will demonstrate the analytical and procedural skills needed to pursue a career in nephrology practice.
To achieve these objectives, the program emphasizes a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology and clinical aspects of nephrology, including the entire spectrum of renal, electrolyte, acid-base, and hypertensive disorders as well as provides extensive exposure to inpatient and consultative nephrology. Appropriate attention is devoted to the conceptual and procedural aspects of renal replacement therapy including various forms of peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and renal transplantation. Fellows also have the opportunity to learn interventional nephrology techniques, including tunneled catheter placement and arteriovenous fistula and graft declotting and balloon angioplasty. The program offers adequate opportunities for basic and clinical research.