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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in Pediatric Nephrology postdoctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine!

Our fellowship program is designed to prepare talented individuals for research careers in academic medicine. Fellows enter the program after completing three years of residency in pediatrics and are expected to commit three or more years to their postdoctoral training in nephrology. Twelve months are devoted to training in clinical nephrology, and two or more years are spent in research activities. One candidate is accepted into the program each year.

The educational experience in Pediatric Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital is unique and is designed so that postdoctoral fellows experience a continuum of learning in both the clinical arena and research laboratory throughout the duration of the training period. The training program allows intense clinical experience during all three years as well as an early introduction to either laboratory or patient-oriented research in the first year of the program. We are fortunate to enjoy a close relationship with our adult nephrology colleagues and participate with them in combined educational conferences as well as a combined training grant. The aims of our training program are:

  • Provide a comprehensive clinical curriculum to enable trainees to develop clinical expertise in all aspects of pediatric nephrology
  • Train individuals in contemporary research skills and methodologies, both clinical and basic, to enable them to successfully pursue careers as academic pediatric nephrologists and to become local and national leaders in the field

Salary support for our fellows is provided by the hospital and the university. Yale University School of Medicine is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups among its postdoctoral trainees and faculty, and we particularly encourage applications from such candidates.

Please contact me directly if you have specific questions or would like more information.


Julie Goodwin, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics 333 Cedar Street

P.O. Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Phone: (203) 785-4643

Fax: (203) 785-3462


Learn about research being undertaken by Pediatric Nephrology faculty members: