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Dear future Nephrology fellows,

I would like to welcome you to our program and share with you our experience with nephrology training. The Nephrology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College is an ACGME accredited, two-year program and provides fellows with a pristine opportunity to learn all aspects of Nephrology (Clinical Nephrology, Critical Care Nephrology, Renal Transplantation and Basic Science Renal Research) from our diverse and talented faculty. Training occurs at Westchester Medical Center which is the main university hospital of New York Medical College and is known for having one of the highest case mix index rates of all hospitals in the United States. The hospital is well established flagship hospital of WMC Health Network and is well-equipped with state-of-art technology, academic expertise, and educational support.

Our trainees also rotate in outpatient dialysis facility and basic science renal research lab at New York Medical College, which are in the same campus. The division is committed to the education of trainees, and the conference and rounding schedules are consistent with this commitment. All activities are appropriately supervised and designed to provide the trainees with competence in all renal procedures.

An array of complex nephrology cases in different settings, accompanied by our outstanding faculty, allows for an excellent educational experience. Trainees will be expected to not only become excellent clinicians, but to learn about all aspects of Nephrology, become nephrology leaders in their communities, and participate in national and international conferences. The program provides abundant opportunity for clinical and basic science research, scholarly activities, publications and participation in clinical trials. Our trainees have consistently presented, published and excelled in their careers after graduation. You can learn more about the program from this website. The program accepts applications through ERAS application process.

Sincerely,


Savneek Singh Chugh, MD, FACP, FASN
Program Director
Nephrology Fellowship Program

The Division of Nephrology at Westchester Medical Center has 10 full-time clinical faculty members. Additional allied professional staff include senior attendings, fellows, house staff and medical staff, who participate in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care. Clinical care is provided with a pathophysiological approach. Team members are also actively involved in clinical and basic science research, where they participate in NIH and industry sponsored research; studies involve chronic kidney disease, transplantation of new kidneys and dialysis disorders.

The renal team provides the entire scope of advanced critical care nephrology, including continuous and intermittent dialysis support for heart transplants, heart assist devices, trauma and burn patients, liver and kidney transplants and oncology patients. More than 2,000 kidney transplants have been performed at Westchester Medical Center. The renal team provides primary nephrology and consulting services for transplantation, which also include kidney-heart and kidney-liver tandem transplants.

More than 6,000 inpatient hemodialysis treatments are done each year at Westchester Medical Center. Attending nephrologists conduct more than 35,000 dialysis treatments. All forms of chronic dialysis treatment, including home hemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis, are available.
Those interested in applying to the program must do so through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) www.nrmp.org. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the following link: www.aamc.org/eras.

Our NRMP program code is: Nephrology -

In order to apply to the program, we require a complete application package to be submitted via ERAS. A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, is required.

Please access the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) for more information on our programs.

Interviews

The Fellowship Selection Committee will review your application after the required materials have been submitted via ERAS. Interviews will take place during the months of September and October (specific dates TBD).

Visa Sponsorship

WMC will sponsor J-1 Visas. Sponsorship of H1-B Visas will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the most highly qualified applicants.

Marcia Ledesma
Practice Manager / Program Administrator
Advanced Nephrology Associates
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 200N
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: 914-493-7701 ext.3550
Fax: 914-345-0653
Email: Marcia.Ledesma@wmchealth.org