On-Call Schedule

  • Fellows take weekend call on average every fourth weekend throughout the three-year training period and weeknight call twice weekly during inpatient weeks only. Night call is always taken from home. An attending pediatric nephrologist is always on back-up call with the fellow
  • Fellows on-call round with the attending physician on the inpatient service during weekends and holidays.
  • Fellows will average three two-day weekends off every four weeks.


Fellows are entitled to three weeks of vacation per year that may be taken at any time during research or outpatient rotation months with approval from the program director.


Each fellow is given the opportunity to attend Camp Independence—one of the oldest and largest camps in the country for children with kidney failure. Camp Independence takes place one week each summer at Camp Twin Lakes, a venue developed specifically to provide life-changing programs to Georgia’s children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges.