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About the fellowship

The Nephrology Fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center is a two-year program that provides comprehensive training for internal medicine graduates planning careers in clinical and academic nephrology. The mission of our nephrology training program is to produce integral nephrologists competent in all aspects of our field.

Geisinger Health System is one of the largest integrated health systems in the United States serving a population of approximately three million. GHS has a national reputation for quality of health service delivery and has been listed repeatedly as one of the Best Hospitals in America. Geisinger is one of the country’s “most wired” health care systems with an electronic health record (EHR) in use at all ambulatory and impatient care sites, a patient portal, and other digital means of delivering care. David Feinberg, MD, the CEO of Geisinger, emphasizes evidence-based care and improved patient experience.

As a regional tertiary care center, Geisinger Medical Center serves as a resource to hospitals and health care providers throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. As an academic center, the Geisinger Department of Nephrology is a significant contributor to ongoing research in the field of nephrology.

Living in Danville, Pennsylvania, offers tremendous quality of life advantages. With a low cost of living, and affordable real estate, Danville is in Central Pennsylvania, with numerous shopping, dining, recreational and cultural opportunities accessible in minutes.

With a clinical learning environment balanced between inpatient rotations, outpatient clinics, outpatient hemodialysis exposure, conferences, didactic lectures, and research, nephrology fellows at Geisinger are exposed to all aspects encountered in general nephrology and transplant nephrology. Geisinger has an active kidney transplant program, with dedicated surgeons and transplant nephrologists.

Outpatient rotations include nephrology clinic, transplant clinic, outpatient hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In addition, consultative services included general nephrology, hemodialysis and transplantation. Nephrology fellows participate in monthly pathology conference, case presentations, clinical pathologic conference and weekly didactic lectures and workshops. Fellows have a dedicated research rotation and are required to submit their research to national conferences annually.

Our program’s board pass rate to date has been above national average. Many of our graduates entered clinical practice, academic nephrology, and some have pursued additional fellowship opportunities. Opportunities for additional fellowships after graduation from our program exist, and include critical care, hospice and palliative medicine, and clinical informatics.

We sponsor H1B visas for foreign medical graduates. We allow our fellows to moonlight as long as it does not violate work hours or interfere with fellowship duties.

We look forward to your application in ERAS.