Graduating nephrologists perceived improvements in job markets close to their training institutes, and an increasing majority of nephrology fellows would recommend the specialty. These are two of the key insights from an analysis of the 2019 ASN Nephrology Fellow Survey responses released on October 28, 2019. The report, 2019 Nephrology Fellow Survey—Results and Insights, authored by principal investigator Stephen M. Sozio, MD, MHS, MEHP, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and members of the ASN Data Subcommittee is available online at http://www.asn-online.org/workforce.
A new analysis finds leading indicators point to an improving job market and rising salaries for nephrologists entering practice. ASN released the analysis of the society’s annual survey of nephrology fellows in training—Report on the Survey of 2018 Nephrology Fellows—authored by George Washington University researchers.
As a trainee newly entering a subspecialty, the sources of information online can be both innumerable and overwhelming. Where can a fellow turn to find the latest updates and interesting cases all in a one-stop-shop source? The Renal Fellow Network (RFN)!
So what is this site and where did it come from? RFN was started in 2008 by Dr. Nathan Hellman, while he was still a fellow. For the past 10 years, fellows from all over the world have been posting interesting cases and discussions about various topics related to nephrology, as well as, keeping informed about new advances, conferences, and resources. The site has quickly grown and in September 2018, RFN announced its partnership the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).
Principal investigators (PIs) are an integral part of the PhD student experience and they can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that is worthwhile to utilize. The mentoring meetings offer an excellent opportunity to ask questions and round out your education, so it’s important to take advantage of the one-on-one opportunities.
Three tips or practices that help to optimize this time are: