Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum

Being a fellow in the nephrology program, you will receive clinical training that includes a broad spectrum of patients.

Fellowship Curriculum

Our program’s size provides trainees with an optimum balance between volume and variety of patients and cases. Our faculty are committed to optimizing fellows’ learning opportunities and being respectful of work/life balance. The first year is primarily clinical, and the second and third years of training are designed to facilitate the transition to increased independence in clinical situations, as well as robust exposure to quality improvement and research in nephrology to afford trainees with the opportunity to explore all types of careers in pediatric nephrology.

Year 1

  • 18-20 weeks inpatient service (two-week blocks)
  • 18-20 weeks of outpatient clinics (general nephrology clinic, pediatric kidney transplant clinic, and chronic hemodialysis rotation)
  • 4 weeks of adult general nephrology consult service, including high-volume acute dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy
  • 2 weeks of renal pathology and 2 weeks of pediatric urology
  • 4 weeks of research
  • Weekly continuity clinic

Years 2 and 3

  • 11 months research
  • 4 one-week blocks of inpatient service
  • Continued participation in continuity clinics, chronic hemodialysis rotation and transplant clinics

Nephrology fellowship didactic curriculum

Didactic Curriculum

Fellow Lecture

A weekly didactic lecture (PDF) given by faculty covering all major aspects of clinical pediatric nephrology.  All lectures are followed by a question set to review afterwards.

Weekly Patient 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 with the pediatric renal pathologist.

Journal Cub

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

Transplant Patient Care/Quality Improvement Committee

A monthly interdisciplinary conference where transplant patients are presented and including transplant surgery, pediatric nephrology, transplant coordinators, social work, behavioral health, pharmacy and dietitian. Quarterly, there is also a conference focused on processes for improving the quality of care of transplant patientss.

Dialysis Interdisciplinary Meeting

A monthly interdisciplinary team meeting focused on patient care and quality improvement for dialysis patients, which includes pediatric nephrology, social work, behavioral health, dietitian and dialysis nurses.

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. View the upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds.

Rangos Research Seminar

Weekly seminar with internal and external experts on clinical, translational and basic research topics. View the upcoming Rangos Research Seminars.