During the initial year of the Nephrology / Hypertension Fellowship, training focuses on the clinical program. Fellows spend six months on in-patient service and three months on dialysis service. They also attend nephrology clinics that occur two mornings of the week and develop an outpatient continuity clinic. A full-time faculty member is always available and makes daily rounds with the trainee.
Fellows spend the remaining three months of the initial year in electives such as, urology, pathology, radiology, or research. For a typical month, there are weekly outpatient clinical care conferences, monthly dialysis patient care conferences, twice-monthly clinical pathologic reviews of cases, weekly clinical case teaching discussions, and a weekly formal lecture or didactic session with full-time faculty. Fellows also participate in nephrology division research conferences.
Cincinnati Children's is a quaternary primary pediatric healthcare center, with a vast group of subspecialty training programs. Fellows have numerous opportunities to explore other training programs for additional clinical and research education and practical experiences.