Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nephrology Fellowship Curriculum

The goal of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is to produce well trained and proficient pediatric nephrologists. This is achieved by combining broad clinical exposure in pediatric nephrology and related disciplines with tailored research experiences and attentive instruction and learning opportunities. The fellowship program fulfills all requirements for pediatric subspecialty board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and is fully accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Description of Program

Year 1

 

Outpatient One half-day Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Clinic per week
Inpatient and Dialysis Four months Pediatric Nephrology Service (All inpatient and dialysis activities, including dialysis and transplant clinics), one month Nationwide Children’s Dialysis Service
Clinical Laboratory One month Pediatric Renal Pathology
Research Six months dedicated to research seminars and initiation of a mentored research project
Call Monday through Thursday during the 4 Pediatric Nephrology Service months and every 4th weekend throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending
Renal Biopsies The fellow will perform at least 30 native and renal transplant biopsies during training to achieve competency in this important skill.
Teaching See below

Year 2

 

Outpatient One half-day Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Clinic per week
Inpatient Three months Pediatric Nephrology Service (all inpatient, and dialysis activities including transplant and dialysis clinics) and one Month Pediatric Urology Service
Research Eight months dedicated to the Fellow’s research project(s)
Call Monday through Thursday of the 3 Pediatric Nephrology Service months and every 4th weekend throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending
Teaching See below

Year 3

 

Outpatient One half-day Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Clinic per week
Inpatient Two months Pediatric Nephrology Service (all inpatient, and dialysis activities including transplant and dialysis clinics) and one month Ohio State University Adult Renal Transplant Service.  Additional elective clinical rotations can be arranged.
Research Nine months dedicated to the Fellow’s research project(s)
Call Monday through Thursday of the 2 Pediatric Nephrology Service months and every 4th weekend throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending
Teaching See below

 


Conferences

Fellows will participate in all teaching activities of the Pediatric Nephrology Service. Opportunities for structured experiences include:

Weekly

  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Topics Conference
  • OSU Adult Nephrology Fellows Didactic Conference
  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
  • Department of Pediatrics Problem Conference
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Basic/Clinical Sciences Research Series
    • The Bench to Outcomes Seminar Series - 1st Tuesday at Noon
    • Fellow Research Design/ Statistics Curriculum - 2nd Tuesday at Noon
    • Intramural Grant Presentations - 3rd Tuesday at Noon
    • Research Presentations (External) - 4th Tuesday at Noon
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • Research Talks

Every Two Weeks

  • Pediatric Urology/Nephrology/Radiology Conference
  • Pediatric Nephrology textbook chapter review

Monthly

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Renal Pathology Conference
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellows Journal Club
  • Nephrology/Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG) Conference
  • OSU Renal Biopsy Conference
  • Nationwide Children’s Fellows ACGME Core Competencies Series
    • 1st Wednesday at Noon - First Year Fellows
    • 3rd Wednesday at Noon - 3rd Year, Senior Fellows
  • Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Ethics Conference
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Fellowship Leadership Program

Clinical conferences in which patient care is discussed in a group meeting:

  • Section meeting/ Sign out Rounds (weekly)
  • Dialysis Multidisciplinary Team meeting (bi-monthly)
  • Transplant Multidisciplinary Team/ Patient Selections Committee meeting (monthly)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a variety of available conferences and presentations open to fellows. Each fellow will be expected and supported to attend 1-2 national nephrology or scientific conferences during each year of training.

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