The key components of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program include:
A nationally-recognized and busy clinical program providing comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical nephrology, including glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, urinary tract infection, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, kidney stones, acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD), acute and chronic hemodialysis (HD), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), intensive care nephrology, renal transplantation and metabolic bone disorders.
Six full-time Pediatric Nephrologists and two full-time Nephrologists devoted to clinical and basic science research.
Outstanding basic science and clinical research opportunities are available within the Department of Nephrology, The Children’s Research Institute and George Washington University Schools of Medicine, Health Sciences and Public Health are available options.
Each fellow is evaluated on a monthly basis by the faculty assigned to precept the monthly rotation and semi-annually by their identified research mentor. The fellowship director will meet with the fellow monthly during the 1st year and every three months in the 2nd and 3rd years to review the evaluations, procedure lists, continuity patient lists and discuss the fellow’s academic progress, individualized learning plan, in-training examination score and future plans.
Additional Core Competency evaluations are directed to assessing competence in procedural skills, written communications, verbal communications, professionalism, practice based learning and quality improvement techniques, and understanding relevant health care systems. The fellow will be expected to complete an evaluation of the faculty for each rotation and participate in scheduled Department, Clinical, Research and Fellowship Program reviews.