Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology Fellowship Admissions


Candidates for Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology Fellowship training positions at Baylor College of Medicine must have attained an M.D., D.O., or equivalent international training and completed a three-year residency or equivalent in pediatrics in the United States. All international medical graduates must hold a valid ECFMG certificate. All candidates must meet requirements to be credentialed by Baylor College of Medicine and granted a Physician’s In-Training Permit or Medical License by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Fellow candidates match to the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology Fellowship Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Fellow candidates who match to the program will be admitted to the program as long as there are no violations of match policies. In the event of unfilled positions the program may elect to accept a candidate from outside of the match.

Potential fellows will be selected from a pool of applicants who have successfully completed an accredited training program in Pediatrics and either Pediatric Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Nephrology. A letter of recommendation from the candidate fellow's pediatric Critical Care/Nephrology Fellowship program director will be required for all fellows applying from outside Baylor College of Medicine.

All new fellows receive a formal letter of appointment to the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program. This appointment is contingent upon issuance of an active Texas Medical Board Physician-in-Training Permit or medical license prior to assuming duties at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as successful completion of the candidate’s pediatric residency program if still in program.

The Pediatric Critical Care Nephrology program coordinator will provide a list of credentialing requirements and documents needed as adopted by Baylor College of Medicine. Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing process. This process will include a background check that requires a small fee, payment of which will be the candidate’s responsibility.

In addition to the Baylor policy, house staff is required to comply with and are subject to the individual policies of Texas Children’s Hospital. These policies are available through the medical staff office at Texas Children's as well as on the intranet. Any questions regarding these policies can be directed to the respective institutions or Baylor’s Office of Graduate Medical Education. House staff physicians should be aware that these policies may include random drug testing at some institutions.

For more information, contact Estrella Garcia, the pediatric nephrology program coordinator.