Fellowship program

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 250 completed fellowships since 2003
  • Young fellows are coming from 54 countries in the world
  • Fellowships have been offered in 23 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.

Presentation here

→ Fellowship & Training Centers FAQs

→ Fellowship Program Flyer in Portuguese

→ Fellowship Program Flyer in Spanish


Fellowship program applicants:

→ Download the Fellowship Handbook

→ Download the list of the IPNA Training Centers

!!! Last update (March 2021)

COVID has affected all of our activities and the IPNA Fellowships Program is no exception. Many applicants have not been able to start their training due to border closures, medical needs in their own countries, and restrictions at the Training Centers. There are still approved fellowships from previous rounds that are awaiting instructions for this year.

As a result of this situation, the applications have been placed on hold. The Fellowship Committee will be monitoring the global situation closely in hopes of opening up the application process once COVID is much better controlled and fellowship training is deemed to be safe.

Thank you for your understanding.

Francisco Cano

Fellowship Committee Chair

IPNA Fellows in/after the training

→ Final report template

→ Pediatric Nephrology Textbook – free access

Additional educational resources: 

IHI Open School Online Courses

Fellowship program

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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. 

Dr. Azizur Rahman

IPNA Fellow, NUH Singapore

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.

Dr. Zihui Lin

IPNA Fellow, Children´s Hospital at Fudan University, Shanghai

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.

Dr. Beatrice Nyann

IPNA Fellow