Careers in pediatric nephrology
Learn more about choosing a career in pediatric nephrology
Why consider a career in pediatric nephrology?
Pediatric nephrology is an exciting and dynamic field with both an abundance of and a variety of career opportunities, from clinical to research to industry. In clinical pediatric nephrology, we have the opportunity to care for children of all ages with an incredibly diverse range of disorders and the complete spectrum of acuity.
In 2021, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) hosted a career discussion on Twitter with pediatric nephrologists and trainees. The archive of that discussion can be found here.
These videos from the ASPN can introduce you to the field and answer some questions you may have.
Pediatric nephrology fellowship
Fellowship training in pediatric nephrology currently consists of a three-year program that follows the completion of a residency in pediatrics.
- Current pediatric nephrology programs are listed on FREIDA
- A description of pediatric nephrology fellowship can be found on the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties
For practicing nephrologists
ASPN Workforce Committee
The ASPN Workforce Committee hosts webinars to help practicing nephrologists improve their own practice:
- Pediatric nephrologists on FIRE: financial independence and retiring (early)
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) program implementation
- Establishing a HTN clinic
- Roles and responsibilities of dialysis medical director
- Dialysis billing
- Taking control of your student loans: advice for the pediatric nephrologist
ASPN Leadership Development Program
- Mission, Vision, and Values: Setting Your Foundation for Excellence (Victoria Norwood, MD)
- Using Strategic Planning to Fulfill Your Mission (Joseph Flynn, MD, MS)
- Business Plans: Perspective from a Pediatric Nephrologist (David Hains, MD)
- Performance and Accountability: Characteristics of Highly Functioning Teams (Bill Smoyer, MD)