Combined Adult and Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowship Training Program

Welcome from the Program Directors:

We are pleased to announce that the Renal-Electrolyte Division in the Department of Medicine and and the Pediatric Nephrology Division in the Department of Pediatrics are collaborating to launch a new combined 4-year fellowship training program in Adult and Pediatric Nephrology. Combined fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Nephrology is becoming a recognized national trend as an innovative approach to fostering dual subspecialty training.

Graduates from the combined Adult and Pediatric Nephrology fellowship training program will be competent in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of kidney diseases across the lifespan including but not limited to chronic kidney disease, mineral and bone disorders, nephrolithiasis, hypertension, tubular, interstitial and cystic disorders, glomerular and vascular disorders, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. In addition, graduates will have the in-depth knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide comprehensive care to a broad range of critically ill and injured patients, and to lead an inter professional team of providers.

Program Overview:

FIRST YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM (ADULT CLINICAL YEAR) – done in calendar months

• Adult continuity clinic: ½ day clinic per week
• Adult on call coverage
• Adult hospital training sites

SECOND YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM (INTEGRATED ADULT AND PEDIATRIC TRAINING) – done in 4 week blocks

• Alternating adult and pediatric continuity clinic
• Adult call: 2 weekday calls per month; 2 weekend days call per month
• Pediatric call: two 2 week blocks (4 weeks total weekdays); 4 weekends over year
• VA (adult training site) and Ped Neph Ward (pediatric training site)

THIRD YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM (INTEGRATED ADULT AND PEDIATRIC TRAINING) – done in 4 week blocks

• Alternating adult and pediatric continuity clinic
• Adult call: No adult call coverage
• Pediatric call: two 2 week blocks (4 weeks total weekdays); 1 in 4 weekends on call
• Onconephrology (adult training site) and Ped Neph Ward (pediatric training site)

FOURTH YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM (PEDS CLINICAL YEAR) – done in 4 week blocks

• Pediatric continuity clinic
• Pediatric on call coverage
• Pediatric training sites

The combined Adult and Pediatric fellow will share didactics, journal clubs and other formalized learning opportunities with the fellows in both the Adult and Pediatric fellowship programs.

Application:

Med-Peds residents interested in combined training in Adult and Pediatric Nephrology should apply to the Adult program via the Nephrology Fellowship Program track in ERAS. The NRMP ID for this track is 1652148F0. One fellow will be selected for the combined Adult and Pediatric fellowship training starting July 1.

Contact Information:

Please contact our educational and program coordinator, Ms. Jane Wuenschel at 412-647-8394, or by email at wuenschelj@upmc.edu for additional regarding the Adult and Pediatric fellowship training program.

 
Thank you,

Helbert Rondon, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Program Director
Nephrology Fellowship Training Program
Renal-Electrolyte Division
Department of Medicine

Jacqueline Ho, MD, MSc
Program Director
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training Program
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics

Contact

Jane Wuenschel
Fellowship Coordinator
Renal-Electrolyte Division
C1108 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-647-8394
Fax: 412-802-6852
wuenschelj@upmc.edu

Division of Renal-Electrolyte Academic Offices

A919 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 647-3118