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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.

#KidBeans ASPN Workforce Twitter Chat

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.

ASPN Videos

These videos from the ASPN can introduce you to the field and answer some questions you may have.

Rewards of being a pediatric nephrologist
Day to day of being a pediatric nephrologist
Misconceptions of pediatric nephrology
Career options for pediatric nephrologists
Qualities of a pediatric nephrologist”
Research options as a pediatric nephrologist
Success stories of being a pediatric nephrologist

Pediatric nephrology fellowship

Fellowship training in pediatric nephrology currently consists of a three-year program that follows the completion of a residency in pediatrics.

For practicing nephrologists

ASPN Workforce Committee

The ASPN Workforce Committee hosts webinars to help practicing nephrologists improve their own practice:

ASPN Leadership Development Program

The ASPN Leadership Development Program (LDP) trains 12-15 ASPN members each year in the skills necessary to develop and lead successful nephrology programs. Apply here. Slides from past events: