The Cave: Reflections on Nephrology Fellowship

  • 1 Nissreen Elfadawy, MD, FASN, is assistant professor, Case Western Reserve University, and a nephrologist with University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Nissreen Elfadawy

I recently started practicing nephrology and wish to share a few reflections.

To start, when I am going about my duties during the week, I often begin thinking about my fellowship. My heart beats faster and I can’t keep myself from looking at the time. This is exactly what I used to do while on consult service as I tried to budget the time I had with the work yet to be done.

I also remember the dark, small room, nestled between just a few other rooms on the bottom floor of the old hospital building, where we