Nephrology Fellowship

The Department of Nephrology at Children’s National Health System appreciates your interest in our Fellowship Program. We believe that you will find we offer many excellent opportunities to help you develop and refine the skills necessary to become a well-trained pediatric nephrologist and accomplished investigator in the area of clinical and/or basic science. We support one fellow each year.

Our program encompasses three years of training. The first year is focused on clinical training, while the latter two years increase the time allotted to develop a focus in research while continuing valuable clinical training.

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.
Research

Research

Pediatric Research Training

Fellows will be provided opportunities for either clinical and/or basic science research and will learn how to prepare abstracts and manuscripts for publication and poster and oral presentations for regional and national meetings. During the fellowship training program, submission of at least one first-authored basic science or clinical research manuscript and at least one grant proposal is encouraged. A research project and mentor is identified during the first year of training. The project may be under the direction of a nephrologist or other faculty member at Children's National.

Each fellow has a Scholarship Oversight Committee responsible for providing direction and oversight of the fellows’ research experiences. Each fellow is required to complete the Fellows Core curriculum course. Fellows choosing the clinical pathway option will be required to enroll through Children's National Health System and George Washington University in a program leading to a Masters Degree in Clinical and Translational Research.

Education

Education

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.

Evaluations

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Our program participates in the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Match. Applications for the Children’s National Health System Nephrology Fellowship must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS). All Pediatric Nephrology programs are now on a fall recruitment (match) cycle. The next cycle will begin in the summer of 2012 for fellowships beginning the following July 2013.

Important Dates for ERAS 2013 Fellowship Applicants:

  • July 1, 2012: Applicants start applying to programs
  • July 15, 2012: Programs download applications
  • November 2012: Fall match results are available
  • July 2013: Fellows report for training

Applications will be considered through November 1, 2012.  When your completed application has been received and reviewed, you will be notified if you will be offered an interview opportunity commencing late July 2012.  Interviews will be conducted on most Thursdays from late July through early November 2012.  We encourage applicants to apply earlier in the application process to insure flexibility with interview scheduling.

To apply to the Children’s National Health System Nephrology Fellowship Program, please register with ERAS.  An application will be considered complete once the online ERAS form is complete and you have uploaded: 3 letters of reference, USMLE scores, your curriculum vitae and a personal statement.

International Graduates

In accordance with Children’s National's policy, foreign medical graduates must have a J1 VISA, which will require approval from the Designated Institutional Official and the Nephrology Program Director.

We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program and look forward to reviewing your completed application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the benefits?

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Backup Child and Elder Care

A detailed summary of all benefits can be found in our Benefits Guide.

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