Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum

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

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC offers a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program. As one of the country’s premier centers for NIH-funded kidney research, we can provide fellows with a unique opportunity for both outstanding clinical training and world-class research.


A balance of work, life and learning

One of the unique aspects of our program is that its size will provide you with an optimum volume and variety of patients and cases. At the same time, this is a professional culture that respects work/life balance. Faculty are committed to sharing the patient work load and maintaining a focus on providing you with optimum exposure to situations that emphasize learning.

Year 1

  • 18-20 weeks inpatient service (as 2 week blocks)
  • 18-20 weeks of outpatient clinics, rotating through general nephrology, pediatric kidney transplant and dialysis
  • 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
  • Two 2 week blocks of inpatient service with decreasing supervision
  • Continued participation in biweekly continuity clinics, monthly dialysis clinics and monthly transplant clinics with decreasing supervision