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As the 2021-2022 interviewing and recruitment season gets underway, ASN continues to strongly encourage nephrology fellowship programs to conduct all interviews with applicants during the recruitment cycle remotely. Health, safety, and equity are key factors of this best practice.
Kidney News Online
Applications for nephrology fellowships in the first month of a pandemic-shortened application cycle were up according to Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) data showing nephrology application through August 17, 2020, rose 49% compared with July 2019.
Partial August data hinted at potential renewed interest among US allopathic residents, with candidates totals equal to those seen across the entire 2019 cycle (79 US MDs). International medical graduate resident numbers were flat compared to the same period (214 candidates), but osteopathic candidates declined 15%. Although cumulative candidate totals through the first two weeks of August were flat, cumulative applications are still up 30% compared to 2019.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recognizes that the current coronavirus pandemic has placed unique demands on frontline caregivers, necessitated restrictions on travel, and imposed limitations on individuals with various health conditions.
To help ensure the health, safety, and security of our applicants during the 2020-2021 recruitment cycle, ASN strongly encourages nephrology fellowship programs to conduct all interviews with applicants remotely, utilizing both telephone and videoconferencing capabilities. Programs should not disadvantage applicants who are unable to travel due to personal or programmatic decisions, and programs should plan for an all-virtual recruitment season.
COVID-19 has necessitated a transformation in how medical education is delivered to trainees, presenting new opportunities, but also concerns for the adequacy of ongoing instruction. Education during the pandemic must “balance education with safety,” state Sam Kant, MD, and C. John Sperati, MD, in a Perspective to appear in the June Kidney News. Here, we look at four areas that require the attention of educators and fellows in caring for patients with COVID-19. Sam Kant, MD, is a nephrology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital. C. John Sperati, MD, MHS, is associate professor of medicine and fellowship program director at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The appointment year 2020 nephrology Match results report was release by ASN on December 4th. Composed by Kurtis Pivert, MS (Candidate) ASN Data Science Officer, the report that the results of the AY 2020 nephrology Match were exactly flat compared with AY 2019 according to preliminary data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A total of 291 candidates matched into one of 169 participating tracks, filling 62% of 469 offered positions. Only 41.4% of tracks and 62% of positions filled.
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).