Training Sites

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Nephrologists practice in different clinical settings, and our training sites offer different rotations to give our graduates a variety of experiences.

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview (UMMC)

University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview (UMMC)

The University of Minnesota Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital with a diverse patient population which includes both common and unusual diseases. The hospital is a world-recognized specialty center for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation.

  • Procedural Training in dialysis catheter placement, native and transplant kidney biopsies, use of ultrasound to assess volume status, and the art and science of urine microscopy
  • Conventional hemodialysis, SCUF, SLED, CRRT, and peritoneal dialysis
  • Management of donor and recipient kidney transplant patients and pathology interpretation
  • Exposure to renal diseases in complex patients with heart, lung, pancreas, liver, and bone marrow transplants, and patients on ECMO and with VADs

Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)

Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)

The University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Center opened in February of 2016, and offers a transformative care experience for our patients and providers through innovative workflows, technology, and research.

  • Lab and imaging services, an infusion center, and pharmacy
  • Outpatient clinical experiences, including weekly Nephrology Fellows' Clinic

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VA)

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VA)

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a 300-bed hospital and community-based clinic system serving veterans in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with a referral base covering the entire upper Midwest. It is regularly ranked among the top 10 percent of VA facilities nationally. Our trainees experience the full gamut of clinic- and hospital-based nephrology, with emphasis on proud service to veterans, quality care and evidence-based practice.

  • Innovative chronic disease management
  • Telemedicine systems in nephrology
  • Weekly Nephrology Fellows' clinic

Other Sites

Other Sites

Fellows team with faculty at other sites for a wide range of specialty training experiences.

  • Davita Dialysis sites provide experience with chronic dialysis patients.
  • The Fairview Maple Grove Clinic offers experience in glomerular diseases.