Pediatrics: Nephrology

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Program Description

History:  First accredited in 2009

Duration of training:  3 years

Prerequisite training/Selection criteria:  Must have completed a certified pediatric residency program

Goals and Objectives

The broad educational goals of the program are to develop the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes that will lead the pediatric nephrology fellow to becoming an excellent clinician caring for children with kidney disease. This will be accomplished by providing a rich environment with opportunities for direct inpatient, outpatient, and consultative patient care under the direct supervision of full-time faculty.

In addition, the trainees will gain knowledge and skills to become productive academic physicians.  They will have the opportunity to pursue clinical and/or laboratory-based research as well as learn quality improvement science.  Instruction regarding study design, epidemiology, and biostatistics will be available through the research mentor, pediatric nephrology faculty, and the Joint Fellowship Curriculum.   Multiple scholarly opportunities exist in the department and Medical College. Under the supervision of a research mentor and Scholastic Oversight Committee, the training program will aim to develop the academic potential of the nephrology fellow. A summary of the goals of the training program will be distributed to each fellow and faculty member within the section, as well as to each research mentor on an annual basis.  A brief summary of the goals and objectives include:

  • Develop the clinical competencies to manage a wide spectrum of kidney disease, hypertension and urinary abnormalities in infants, children and adolescents.
  • Be able to manage patients requiring all modalities of renal replacement therapies including kidney transplantation
  • Understand the role of the pediatric nephrologist in assisting primary care providers in the care and management of children with kidney disease and hypertension.
  • Become knowledgeable about research methods and its application to the field of pediatric nephrology
  • Become proficient in the design, execution and dissemination of clinical or basic science research
  • Develop teaching skills and take a significant role in the educational activities of the division 
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