Nephrology Fellowship Program

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a regional and national leader in educating students and residents in primary care. Fellows are fully integrated into both medical education and patient care, often experiencing one-on-one interaction between teacher and student.

The focus of the Nephrology Fellowship Program is comprehensive training in nephrology throughout the required two postgraduate years. Nephrology fellows participate in every aspect of patient care and assume increasing responsibility appropriate to the level of their training. All requirements and recommendations of the American Board of Internal Medicine for experience and instruction are satisfied during the two years of training.

The nephrology faculty of the Department of Medicine recognizes the importance of establishing an environment conducive to learning for our fellow physicians. Accordingly, the fellowship adheres to guidelines providing for:

  • No more than 80 hours work per week, averaged over four weeks
  • One 24-hour period off from work each week
  • A maximum of 30 hours when on call (24 hours call and up to 4 additional hours for continuity Patient care)


Paid Vacation 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Malpractice: Provided by the State of West Virginia's "Comprehensive Liability Insurance Policy"
  • Group Term Life :  One and one-quarter percent ( 1 1/4 % )of annualized stipend with a minimum of $50,000 plus a $10,000 basic life insurance policy for a total of at least $60,000. Additional life insurance can also be purchased for the resident/fellow and their dependents.
  • Health: Variety of plans/costs ranging from $85/month to $520/month depending upon coverage and tobacco use status
  • Flexible Benefits: Dental/Vision.  All are pre-tax dollars.
  • Social Security: Employee and Employer pay social security taxes. International medical graduates who provide a copy of his/her J-1 Visa to administration will be exempt from social security taxes
  • Workers' Compensation: Coverage is provided.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: Provided to resident at no charge.
Sick Leave Residents accrue 15 days of sick leave annually.
Parking Free
Meals On - call meals are provided by the hospital
Book Fund PGY I: $500.00 annually
PGY II - PGY V: $1,000 annually



PGY I: $52,000
PGY II: $53,000
PGY III: $54,000
PGY IV: $55,000
PGY V: $56,000

F-1: $55,000 
F-2: $56,000
F-3: $57,000
F-4: $58,000

Plus a $2,000 Signing Bonus for Categorical Positions NRMP Matched

Other Benefits
  • Retirement: Residents can contribute to retirement plan however it is not matched by the company.
  • Marshall Rec Center membership with optional discounted rate for spouse.
  • Discounted laundry rate at White Way Cleaners ($8 per white lab coat).
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Internal Medicine Specific Benefits

  • 5 Days of Leave for CME Training

Clinical Sites

The Nephrology fellowship maintains affiliations with Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH). The Department of Nephrology provides inpatient services to this hospital as well as the J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center.

We are committed to excellence in ambulatory care experiences for our fellows. All fellows have a ½ day continuity clinic per week of the two years of fellowship. This clinic will be held at the J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center. Fellows are given graduated levels of responsibility in the clinic as they progress through the fellowship.