Moonlighting Policy


The purpose of this policy is to establish appropriate standards for moonlighting consistent with proper patient care, the educational needs of the Fellowship Program, and the applicable Hospital Policies.

  • Moonlighting:
    Moonlighting is defined as all clinical and academic activities that occur outside the fellowship program.
  • Limitations on Moonlighting:
    Because the nephrology fellowship education is a full-time endeavor, the program director must approve all moonlighting activities to ensure that moonlighting does not interfere with the ability of the fellows to achieve the goals and objectives of the educational program. Usually, only internal moonlighting will be permitted.
  • Impact on Duty Hours:
    All internal moonlighting activities count toward the 80-hour weekly limit on duty hours.
  • Oversight:
    All approved moonlighting activities must be documented.
    Documentation must include the type of activity, site were activity
    was performed, as well as dates and times when activity was
    performed. All documentation must besubmitted to the training program director within 10 working days after
    the activity was performed.
  • Unapproved Moonlighting:
    Unapproved moonlighting will be reported to the sponsoring institution, the program director of the core program, and the Graduate Medical Education Council. If the unapproved activity interferes with the ability of the fellow to achieve the goals and objectives of the training program or violates Hospital Policies, administrative actions will be taken, including the possible termination of the fellow.