Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Didactic Curriculum


Educational Conferences

Weekly fellows’ conferences cover nephrology topics that satisfy the core knowledge components for the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board of Pediatric Nephrology. These feature faculty lectures in basic science, renal physiology, disease pathophysiology and fellows’ case presentations. Twice-monthly renal-biopsy/pathology conferences and monthly joint conference with Urology as well as dialysis and transplant conferences are also held. 

Bi-monthly clinical research conferences that review the state of current research projects in the Texas Children's Nephrology Division.

Fellows’ College

The Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows' College is a centralized program that educates all pediatric subspecialty fellows in various realms of ACGME competencies and helps with additional professional development. Fellows’ College offerings are held approximately twice per month and experienced faculty educators serve as lecturers, coaches and facilitators in didactic or workshop formats.

Journal Clubs

Fellows participate in a monthly Journal Club that includes reviews of the literature pertaining to a specific diagnosis and its application to patient care. Fellows are encouraged to perform a literature search for in-depth information about interesting cases seen on the in-patient service or in the Renal Clinic or Dialysis Unit.

Fellows present at least one peer-reviewed journal article per year at monthly Journal Club, under the supervision of a faculty member, who has assisted in the selection of the article and reviewed the presentation.

Community Involvement

Fellows have an opportunity to attend the weeklong “Camp Okawehna” near Nashville, TN. This camp is for patients with End Stage Renal Disease who are on dialysis or have received a transplant. Fellows act as counselors, supervise hemodialysis treatments on site along with an attending and participate in camp activities alongside the campers.