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The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is a three-year program designed to train pediatricians by providing the necessary clinical and research skills to enable them to pursue an academic career in pediatric nephrology.
Kevin E.C. Meyers, MB, BChDivision of Nephrology215email@example.com
Erum Hartung, MD, MTRDivision of Nephrology215-590-2449mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Furth, MD, PhDDivision of Nephrology
During the first year of training, the fellow is mainly responsible for the care of nephrology patients admitted to the inpatient service and consultations from other services (six months) and for patients in the Dialysis Unit and Transplant Service (six months). The fellow is supervised at all times by an attending physician. By the end of the first year, the fellow will be competent in performing percutaneous renal biopsies and prescribing acute dialysis (peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous hemofiltration) and chronic dialysis.
The fellow attends outpatient Nephrology clinic. Every patient seen by the fellow is discussed at clinic with an attending physician and cases are reviewed once a week. The fellow will be expected to present cases at appropriate conferences and give lectures to residents and medical students.
The fellow is on-call one weekend every month and one night every week.
The fellow begins research training and may choose a project in either basic or clinical science. Clinical responsibilities will be limited to an outpatient clinic one afternoon a week and on-call responsibilities are similar to year one. The fellow will cover the nephrology service if both the first year fellows are absent.
The fellow will continue to complete his or her research project with the same clinical responsibilities, including on-call, as specified in year one. If interested, the fellow may supervise residents and junior fellows in a capacity similar to an attending, with continuous support from a staff nephrologist.
The fellow is expected to complete a research project in order to sit for the Pediatric Nephrology Subspecialty Board Examination. This usually requires submission of a first-author presentation related to the research. Opportunities exist with several scientist-nephrologists at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania or clinical research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A NIH training grant is available for eligible fellows.
All of our graduating fellows have passed the Nephrology Subspecialty Board Examination. All have obtained positions in an academic pediatric nephrology setting or pharmaceutical research. Most have received NIH K awards.
Additional joint conferences are held at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the first three months of the academic year, focusing on general topics such as electrolyte abnormalities, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation.
Our fellowship program participates in the ERAS universal application process. Please visit the ERAS website for an application and information about our program.
The following information should be uploaded into the ERAS program:
The fellowship directors review completed applications. Selected candidates will then be invited to interview.
If you are not matched in the ERAS process, you may apply to our program by downloading a PDF version of the application. Print the application, complete the appropriate fields and mail the application to the address listed at the end of the application form.
The following should be sent to Kevin E.C. Meyers, MB, BCh:
To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.
Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.