First-year fellows spend nearly the entire year dedicated to clinical activities (10 months).
Fellows learn, under supervision of the faculty members, to manage patients with a wide variety of kidney disorders, acute and chronic, in the inpatient and outpatient settings:
Manage post renal transplant patients
Second year fellows continue their clinical training with increasing independence, while still under supervision by the faculty. By his/her second year, the fellow is proficient at managing pediatric nephrology patients, teaching residents, and supervising rounds (4 months).
Advanced clinical responsibilities in the inpatient wards and outpatient clinics (2 months)
Trainees in the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program have the opportunity to attend outreach clinics in Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura and City of Hope in Duarte, where they see patients with a variety of general nephrology conditions. Fellows also rotate in a specialized SLE clinic where the patients are seen by both the pediatric nephrology and pediatric rheumatology services.