The International Pediatric Nephrology Association has an established fellowship program to provide pediatricians who work far from a pediatric nephrology training center with training in order to disseminate knowledge of pediatric nephrology to different regions around the world. IPNA’s successes in this program include the following:
- Over 200 completed fellowships since 2003
- Fellowships have been offered in 24 countries around the world
At the conclusion of the program, the trainees will be required to submit a report reviewing their training experience. This report is expected within the 3 months following the end of the training.
After verification and approval of the final report by the Fellowship Committee, IPNA membership privileges will be activated:
- Stipends covering travel expenses to go to national pediatric nephrology congress
- A one year IPNA membership subscription including the access to the online version of “Pediatric Nephrology” Journal
- An online copy of the textbook, “Pediatric Nephrology”, 7th Edition.
- Another year of IPNA membership subscription with the online access to the online version of “Pediatric Nephrology” Journal if the fellow fills another questionnaire.
On top of these privileges, the fellow will receive an official IPNA training certificate.
Learn more about the IPNA fellowship program and its impact at the presentation given by former Fellowship Commitee chair Paulo Koch-Nogueira at the IPNA Congress in Venice.
Fellowship program applicants:
Candidates applying for the centers in France or Canada should note that due to the country‘s policy, the duration of the fellowship can be only 6 or 7 months in order to fulfill the country´s criteria of minimum wage per month/year.
Children’s kidney Centre at NUH has a warm, and supportive atmosphere for learning. This training also gave me opportunity to enhance procedural skills in pediatric nephrology. It has boosted my confidence. I will serve children who are suffering from renal disease in Bangladesh, who cannot afford advance care like developed country.
After a year of study, I have mastered standard methods of diagnosis and treatment of common kidney diseases in children especially the management of critical complications of kidney diseases, renal replacement therapy and the management before kidney transplantation. I also participated in the collation of some scientific research data, which improved my research capacity.
The opportunity given me by IPNA to train in pediatric nephrology has been one of utmost importance in my medical career. The exposure through this training has been remarkably excellent. The support, teaching and supervision of my consultants have been amazing; not only in academic or professional engagements but social engagements as well. I have been able to meet my prior set objectives and additionally acquired other skills that were not originally part of my envisaged target goals.