Table 1.

Perceived competency rating of fellowship training areas

Deficient areas (<25% perceived well-trained)
    children with kidney disease
    business and administrative aspects of practice
    interpretation of renal imaging
    interventional procedures (including PD catheter and diagnostic and procedural kidney ultrasound performance)
    care of long-term home HD patients
    obtaining funding for research (federal, industry, foundation, or society)
    performance of bench/basic science research
Borderline deficient areas (25 to 75% perceived well-trained)
    clinical pharmacology
    end-of-life/palliative care
    renal complications of pregnancy
    poisonings and plasmapheresis
    genetic renal diseases/adults with childhood kidney disease
    kidney stones
    research ethics
    performance of clinical research/interpreting medical literature
    interpretation of renal biopsy pathology
    care of short- and long-term PD patients
    placement of internal jugular vein and other HD catheters
Sufficient areas (>75% perceived well-trained)
    hypertension/complex hypertension
    acute glomerulonephritis/nephrotic syndrome
    diabetic nephropathy and other glomerular diseases
    renovascular disease
    electrolyte and acid-base disorders
    acute kidney injury/critical care nephrology (including CRRT, short-term HD, and placement of femoral vein HD catheter)
    renal physiology
    nephrotoxicity of drugs
    CKD and its complications
    primary care of patients with CKD/ESRD (including in-center ESRD)
    care of transplant patients
  • CKD, chronic kidney disease; CRRT, continuous renal replacement therapy; HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.