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Alexis Gomez

There is a growing movement, particularly in the United States, focusing on enhancing wellness initiatives for trainees at various levels across all specialties. Notable adjustments include reduced call hours, more weekends off, and dedicated study leave. Although these changes have received praise, there is some concern among educators regarding potential unintended consequences, such as less effective training and lack of preparedness for an attending position after graduation. To gain insights into the impact of these initiatives on trainees’ well-being and education, Kidney News Editorial Fellows asked both a current fellow and a program director to provide their opinions on the matter.

Ursula C. Brewster

There is a growing movement, particularly in the United States, focusing on enhancing wellness initiatives for trainees at various levels across all specialties. Notable adjustments include reduced call hours, more weekends off, and dedicated study leave. Although these changes have received praise, there is some concern among educators regarding potential unintended consequences, such as less effective training and lack of preparedness for an attending position after graduation. To gain insights into the impact of these initiatives on trainees’ well-being and education, Kidney News Editorial Fellows asked both a current fellow and a program director to provide their opinions on the matter.

Alessandra Tomasi
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Farhana Begum
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Ian Lewis

Embarking on a nephrology fellowship in the United States involves a unique mix of hopes, challenges, and fears in light of recent match outcomes. In this brief article, three aspiring nephrologists—Alessandra Tomasi, MD, chief medical resident; Farhana Begum, MD, chief medical resident; and Ian Lewis, DO, first-year nephrology fellow—share their insights into the nuances of the match process and what they mean to the current workforce.