Non-ACGME Fellowship Programs


The Training Program in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition offers additional clinical opportunities for non-ACGME training in the following areas:

General Internal Medicine

The Section of General Internal Medicine is currently recruiting fellows into a research fellowship program in General Internal Medicine. The Section of General Internal Medicine has two established fellowship programs, the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the MacClean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; the General Medicine research fellowship program is a new addition for 2005.


The fellowship program in hypertension started at the University of Chicago in 2006 and is a continuation of the program started by Dr. Bakris at another institution in 1993. It is designed to provide expertise in the area of hypertension and clinical research to people who have completed their general medical training and are either contemplating or are in one of the following medical subspecialties: cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology or general internal medicine. Those who are already pursuing one of these subspecialties at the University of Chicago may have one year of their training dedicated to this fellowship. Individuals who choose this fellowship will also receive credit toward completion of their primary fellowship, pending approval by the respective division chair. The central disease process studied in this fellowship is hypertension, a disease common to all of these subspecialties.


Under the direction of Drs. Michelle Josephson, Pradeep Kadambi, and James Chon the Section of Nephrology offers 12 months of specialized training in Transplant Nephrology. The goal of the program is to provide standardized transplant training to individuals who wish to lead renal transplant programs. The program was initially accredited in 1999 and reaccredited March, 2003 and May 2007 by the American Society of Transplant (AST)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Adult Renal Accreditation Program Committee. In order to participate in the Nephrology Transplant program individuals must be board eligible or board certified nephrologists.