Current Activities

N.B. These research activities are determined exempt from IRB review per 45 CFR 46.

The “Acute Dialysis Orders” OSCE: Peritoneal Dialysis Question.

We have developed a peritoneal dialysis test question, assessing ability to manage an acute episode of peritonitis. A paper is in preparation.

If you are a Nephrology Program Director or Associate Program Director, and are interested in learning more about the OSCE, please contact us.

The “Acute Dialysis Orders” OSCE.

The final report on this formative examination has been
published (Prince, et al, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2019). (See also the preliminary validation publication at Prince et al, Clin Kidney J, 2018.) PIs: Drs. Lisa K. Prince and Christina M. Yuan.

If you are a Nephrology Program Director or Associate Program Director, and are interested in learning more about the OSCE, please contact us.

The “Breaking Bad News” OSCE.

This OSCE assesses Nephrology fellows for their interpersonal communication, professionalism, and medical knowledge skills in counseling patients for renal replacement therapy and kidney biopsy. It uses two validated assessment tools.

We have completed our validation studies, and a manuscript is in review. PI: Dr. Lisa K. Prince.

If you are a Nephrology Program Director or Associate Program Director, and are interested in using the OSCE, please contact us.

The “Home Hemodialysis Orders” OSCE.

We are presently developing a home hemodialysis OSCE, assessing nephrology fellow ability to manage simple issues in home hemodialysis. Preliminary scenarios and questions have been developed, and are in secondary review. If you are a Nephology Program Director, Associate Program Director, or Home Hemodialysis Program Director, and are interested in participating in future development and testing, please contact us.

Surveys of graduates and directors of Nephrology training programs.

We use anonymous on-line surveys to determine a) clinical practice and training satisfaction among Nephrology fellowship graduates, and b) training practices and opinions among Nephrology program directors.

If you are a Nephrology Program Director, and are interested in helping to design such surveys, or would like to administer a survey to your fellowship graduates, please contact us.