To create leaders in academic Pediatric Nephrology who improve the lives of children through excellence in research, dissemination science, education, clinical care, advocacy, and health care delivery.
The Pediatric Nephrology fellowship aims to train:
- Researchers who create new knowledge through impactful scholarship
-Dissemination scientists who improve clinical care with rigorous methodology
-Medical educators who innovate pedagogy and curriculum
-Clinicians who optimize the outcomes of hospitalized children by utilizing evidence-based medicine to provide high-value care
-Child advocates who use effective strategies to be agents of change
-Partners with hospitals and health care systems to improve the quality of care delivery
The fellow will spend the majority of their time at Primary Children’s Hospital and obtain the educational experience of full-spectrum Pediatric Nephrology medicine at a tertiary pediatric hospital with a large catchment area.
The division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Utah provides 24/7 coverage with one faculty member providing day/night coverage for 7 days in a row to limit the number of patient transitions and provide more continuity in care. The fellows will be on the same schedule as the faculty member.
The average daily inpatient census is 16 patients. The number of patients seen in the outpatient clinics will be between 3-8 depending on whether they are new or return patients.
Fellows will have full teaching responsibilities of learners while on the inpatient service as well as when they are on the outpatient clinics.
There is full site support from preexisting core residency infrastructure and the division of Pediatric Nephrology that will provide support for the fellow in both clinical, administration, and scholarship duties at Primary Children’s Hospital.