IV. Didactics

Georgetown University Division of Nephrology and Hypertension takes pride in its didactic series that provide every fellow access to multiple resources to assist in their training/education. These include:
  • Dahlgren Library Access ( can be accessed from home)
    • Provides access to a multitude of Nephrology references such as Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney / KDIGO Guidelines / Pathology Atlas / ECT
  • Access to PubMed
  • Access to UpToDate
  • Full reimbursement to attend the NKF conference (first years)
  • Full reimbursement to attend the ASN conference (second years)
  • A personal copy of Primer on Kidney Diseases (newest edition) by Arthur Greenberg MD
We have a detailed conference series schedule to create a comprehensive coverage of nephrology. It consists of:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:30-8:00 am 
  • Journal Club
8:30-9:30 am
  • Basic Science Lab Meeting
8:00-9:00 am
  • Clinical Case Conference
  • Pathology Conference (2nd Tuesday of the month)
8:00-9:00 am
  • Transplant Weekly Academic Conference
8:00-9:00 am 
  • DOM Grand Round
12:30-1:30 pm
  • DOM Morbidity & Mortality Conference
5:00-6:00 PM
  • Transplant Lecture Series
  • Board Review Topics/ NephSAP questions
4:30-6:00 pm
  • Nephrology Core Curriculum for Fellows
  • Fed-Med Interhospital Conference (3rd Wednesday of the month)
4:30-5:30 pm 
  • Nephrology Research Seminar
  • Professor Rounds with Dr. Wilcox
5:30-6:30 pm
  • PD Lecture Series
  • Transplant Lecture Series – Mondays: 5:00PM to 6:00PM – the four clinical transplant nephrologists lead a didactic series focused on all aspects of renal transplantation.
  • Journal Club – Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – first and third week of the month - A clinical and a scientific research article is selected. New articles alternate with classic articles that have shaped modern Nephrology. There is a fellow presentation and attending-led critique to help fellows learn how to evaluate modern statistics and clinical methods. All attendings are present.
  • Clinical Case Conference – Tuesday: 8:00AM to 9:00 AM - This conference is a fellow driven morning report conference focusing on interesting cases from the three inpatient consultation services alternating with selected patients from the outpatient clinics. All attendings are present and help to provide an environment for general discussion and learning.
  • Renal Pathology Conference – Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on the second Tuesday of the month – This conference is coordinated by the Georgetown University Department of Pathology. Cases are selected from both adult nephrology and kidney transplant patients. Attendings and fellows from Georgetown and Medstar Washington Hospital Center attend this shared conference.
  • Fellows Clinical Lecture Series – Wednesday: 4:30PM - 6:00PM – This conference is given by clinical faculty at the Georgetown Division of Nephrology. It provides a two-year comprehensive review of the key clinical and scientific topics in Nephrology and Hypertension.
  • Thursday Research Conference - Thursday: 4:30PM – 5:30PM – Georgetown University has one of the largest nephrology research divisions in the country. Faculty and visiting scientists focus on advances in the basic and clinical sciences
  • Professor Rounds with Dr.Wilcox – Once a month - A fellow presents a case to Dr.Wilcox, and all fellows and Dr.Wilcox go bedside and discuss the case