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Mentorship in the Modern Era

  • 1 Corey Cavanaugh, DO, is a clinical nephrology fellow at Yale University in New Haven, CT.
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Corey Cavanaugh, DO

Many influences propelled me along the course that ultimately allowed me to train with some of the best minds in nephrology as an osteopathic medical graduate and current clinical nephrology fellow at Yale.

As many nephrologists will surely attest, it was the tutelage of talented mentors that led me to my career in nephrology. Surveys have explored the reasons behind why fellows are choosing not to pursue nephrology, and lack of mentorship is a particularly troubling reason. In one study, 33% of those polled attributed lack of quality teachers as the reason for choosing a

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