The Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program that provides extensive training in all areas of clinical nephrology and gives fellows the opportunity to participate in clinical or basic science research. Training is divided into one year of clinical work and two years of research. This program is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Faculty educators in this pediatric specialty area are committed to including fellows as part of the team, understanding that fellows are an important part of improving the care for children with kidney disease. Some will discover scientific break-throughs; some may change legislation and policy; others will work on quality improvement and clinical research. Each and every one will contribute to the advancement of treating pediatric nephrology patients.
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension conducts robust basic science and clinical research, and the nephrology fellowship program develops academic pediatric nephrologists who go on to establish independent careers within the areas of their research interests. Fellows can obtain a Masters degree through the Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement Program during their two years of research training. The Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension covers the cost of this program for interested fellows.