Nephrology Fellowship Didactic Curriculum

Nephrology fellowship didactic curriculumSupplementing learning from direct patient contact, Pediatric Nephrology Fellows at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh also participate in:

Weekly Fellows Lecture

A weekly didactic lecture given by renal faculty covering all major aspects of clinical pediatric nephrology including:

  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Glomerular, tubular, congenital and cystic diseases of the kidney

Weekly Inpatient Care Conference

All renal fellows and faculty members meet weekly to discuss the inpatient service, as well as interesting and difficult-to-manage outpatients.

Renal Pathology

Monthly conference where renal fellows and faculty discuss biopsies from the previous month with the pediatric renal pathologist.

Journal Cub

Bimonthly journal club where renal fellows present a critical analysis of the latest published research in nephrology.

Rheumatology-Renal Conference

Bimonthly combined conference between the divisions of pediatric nephrology and rheumatology discussing clinical topics pertinent to both fields.

Transplant Patient Care/Quality Improvement Committee

A monthly interdisciplinary conference where transplant patients are presented and including:

  • Transplant surgery
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Transplant social work
  • Transplant behavioral health
  • Pharmacy
  • Floor nurses

Quarterly, there is also a conference focused on processes for improving the quality of care of transplant patients.

Dialysis Interdisciplinary Meeting

A monthly interdisciplinary team meeting focused on patient care and quality improvement for dialysis patients.

NURAG (Nephrology/Urology/Research Affinity Group)

A monthly joint conference of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, the Division of Pediatric Urology, and basic and clinical researchers involved in renal and urological research. This conference allows the exchange of ideas to establish collaborations among a diverse group of clinicians and scientists with interest in renal and urological diseases.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Weekly seminar with internal and external speakers on pediatric clinical and research topics.

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Rangos Research Seminar

Weekly seminar with internal and external experts on clinical, translational and basic research topics.

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