Fellows in the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program undertake a combination of training exercises (academics) in the course of providing pediatric nephrology healthcare (service) to patients and institutions participating in the program. Fellows are also required to undertake critical review and investigation of pediatric nephrology health care (research) during their training.
Fellows embark on a three-year curriculum in accordance with ACGME requirements. This curriculum is designed to assure well-rounded didactic and clinical experiences to develop the competence of fellows in the six areas of Core Competence outlined by the ACGME. (The Goals and Objectives developed by the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training Program for each of the program’s component experiences operationally define the specific areas of competency to be developed in training.)
Each Post-Graduate Year (PGY), or level of training, includes specific competency and duty expectations, and fellows undertake progressively more responsibility (graduated levels of responsibility) in patient care and educational activities. Successful completion of the appropriate curriculum leads to credentials permitting the graduate to apply to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Nephrology qualifying examination, if the fellow has previously taken and passed the American Board of Pediatrics qualifying examination.
Renal fellows receive full funding to attend one scientific meeting annually, which includes the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) and the American Society of Pediatric Research and CRRT meetings. Many of the fellows present posters or give oral presentations at the meetings.
For information on stipends and benefits, please see the Graduate Medical Education office site.