ASN: Supporting the Current Workforce and Building the Future

The study and practice of nephrology is wide-ranging, encompassing physiology, cardiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics. Kidney professionals stand out among specialists in their ability to make such a comprehensive and positive impact  by improving overall care for patients with complex medical challenges.

In recent years fewer students and trainees have been exposed to all aspects of nephrology care, and knowledge of the opportunities nephrology presents has diminished. In response, ASN has implemented a wide range of programs to better support current kidney professionals and encourage those students who, in the words of ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, “appreciate the wonderful complexities of science and medicine in general, and the kidney specifically, who will understand what energizes us as kidney professionals: the amazing gift of improving quality of life for our patients.”

Coalescing these programs into one department, the ASN Workforce and Career Advancement Department will help ASN identify and build on its success, and improve areas that need more support. Expanding the range of resources available to kidney professionals across the entire career trajectory, from student to senior clinicians and investigators, will advance their professional lives and improve treatment of kidney diseases.

Check out the information here and send your feedback regarding topics you want covered, trends you think should be tracked, or any other questions to info@kidneynews.org

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The study and practice of nephrology is wide-ranging, encompassing physiology, cardiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics. Kidney professionals stand out among specialists in their ability to make such a comprehensive and positive impact  by improving overall care for patients with complex medical challenges.

In recent years fewer students and trainees have been exposed to all aspects of nephrology care, and knowledge of the opportunities nephrology presents has diminished. In response, ASN has implemented a wide range of programs to better support current kidney professionals and encourage those students who, in the words of ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, “appreciate the wonderful complexities of science and medicine in general, and the kidney specifically, who will understand what energizes us as kidney professionals: the amazing gift of improving quality of life for our patients.”

Coalescing these programs into one department, the ASN Workforce and Career Advancement Department will help ASN identify and build on its success, and improve areas that need more support. Expanding the range of resources available to kidney professionals across the entire career trajectory, from student to senior clinicians and investigators, will advance their professional lives and improve treatment of kidney diseases.

Check out the information here and send your feedback regarding topics you want covered, trends you think should be tracked, or any other questions to info@kidneynews.org