Re-Energizing Nephrology: TPD Retreat 2016

The 2016 ASN Training Program Directors’ Retreat focused on new ways to re-energize the specialty and attract trainees to nephrology. A total of 95 nephrology training program directors (TPDs) and associate training program directors (APDs) met in Chicago on May 13 and 14.

Panel discussions addressed strategies to rightsize training programs and deal with potentially fewer number of fellows, improving communication skills through the NephroTalk: Train the Trainer program, new methods for interactive learning, and novel approaches for assessing fellows’ performance and preparedness for clinical practice.

Breakouts focused on compiling potential career paths for fellows to consider, offering advice for new TPDs and APDs, and ways to increase interest in nephrology careers among medical students, residents, and fellows.

TPDs and APDs learned about new tools and shared experiences and best practices to improve the educational experiences for the next generation of nephrologists.

Michael J. Ross, MD, FASN, Chair of ASN’s Match Oversight Task Force provided an update on the first year of the All-In Nephrology Match. The National Resident Matching Program’s President and CEO Mona Signer described nephrology’s leading role as the first subspecialty to go All-In, and how the specialty has provided a model for other subspecialties now implementing All-In policies.  

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The 2016 ASN Training Program Directors’ Retreat focused on new ways to re-energize the specialty and attract trainees to nephrology. A total of 95 nephrology training program directors (TPDs) and associate training program directors (APDs) met in Chicago on May 13 and 14.

Panel discussions addressed strategies to rightsize training programs and deal with potentially fewer number of fellows, improving communication skills through the NephroTalk: Train the Trainer program, new methods for interactive learning, and novel approaches for assessing fellows’ performance and preparedness for clinical practice.

Breakouts focused on compiling potential career paths for fellows to consider, offering advice for new TPDs and APDs, and ways to increase interest in nephrology careers among medical students, residents, and fellows.

TPDs and APDs learned about new tools and shared experiences and best practices to improve the educational experiences for the next generation of nephrologists.

Michael J. Ross, MD, FASN, Chair of ASN’s Match Oversight Task Force provided an update on the first year of the All-In Nephrology Match. The National Resident Matching Program’s President and CEO Mona Signer described nephrology’s leading role as the first subspecialty to go All-In, and how the specialty has provided a model for other subspecialties now implementing All-In policies.