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 (not held during inpatient service blocks)
  • One half-day Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic twice per month
  • One half-day Renal Transplant Clinic twice per month
Inpatient Four months of Pediatric Nephrology Service divided into two week blocks
Clinical Laboratory One month Pediatric Renal Pathology
Research Six months dedicated to research seminars and initiation of a mentored research project
Dialysis One month Nationwide Children’s Dialysis Service.
Call Monday through Thursday during the Pediatric Nephrology Service and an average of one weekend per month throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending Physician

Year 2

 

Outpatient
  • One half-day Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Clinic per week (not held during inpatient service blocks)
  • One half-day Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic twice per month
  • One half-day Renal Transplant Clinic twice per month
  • One Month Pediatric Urology Service
Inpatient Three months of Pediatric Nephrology Service
Research Eight months dedicated to the Fellow’s research project(s)
Dialysis One month Nationwide Children’s Dialysis Service
Call Monday through Thursday during the Pediatric Nephrology Service and an average of one weekend per month throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending Physician

Year 3

 

Outpatient
  • One half-day Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Clinic per week (not held during inpatient service blocks)
  • One half-day Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic twice per month
  • One half-day Renal Transplant Clinic twice per month
Inpatient Two months of Pediatric Nephrology Service and one month of The 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)
Dialysis One month Nationwide Children’s Dialysis Service, to be completed concomitantly with inpatient service as senior fellow.
Call Monday through Thursday during the Pediatric Nephrology Service and an average of one weekend per month throughout the year with a Pediatric Nephrology Attending physician

Teaching:

Fellows will participate in teaching activities for the house staff during Pediatric Nephrology Service blocks and will be expected to contribute to resident and medical student teaching. This involves short informal talks given to residents and medical students during inpatient service and structured didactic presentations.

Opportunities for Structured Learning

Weekly

  • Pediatric Nephrology Education Series: A series of pediatric nephrology topics covered in a “flipped classroom” method that involves active engagement and learning. This series repeats every year and combines useful pre-work with discussion/applications facilitated by our faculty.
  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds (optional)
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Basic/Clinical Sciences Weekly Research Series
    • The Bench to Outcomes Seminar Series - 1st Tuesday of each month (optional)
    • Fellow Research Design/ Statistics Curriculum - 2nd Tuesday of each month
    • Intramural Grant Presentations - 3rd Tuesday of each month (optional)
    • Research Presentations (External) - 4th Tuesday of each month (optional)

Monthly

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Renal Pathology Conference Pediatric Urology/Nephrology/Radiology Conference Pediatric Nephrology Fellows Journal Club
  • Nephrology/Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG) Conference
  • Nationwide Children’s Fellows ACGME Core Competencies Series

Semi-annual

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Fellowship Quality Improvement Seminars

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 Selection Committee meeting (monthly)
     

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a variety of available conferences and presentations open to fellows. Each fellow is expected and supported to attend at least one national nephrology or scientific conference during each year of training.

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