Nephrology Workforce Report 2016: Key Takeaways

By Kurtis Pivert

There are several notable data points in this year’s GW report on nephrologist supply. I encourage you to read the executive summary and/or full report, and send your questions or comments to info@kidneynews.org

The number of fellows in training has remained steady, although down from recent highs, despite many positions going unfilled in the nephrology Match.

Supply in the near and far term appears to be robust. GW projects graduation of new nephrologists (2150 physicians) over the next 5-year period will outpace retiring nephrologists (1200 physicians). And projections from researchers at UNC Sheps Center indicate full-time equivalent (FTE) nephrologists per 10,000 population will increase by 56%.

And while more women are choosing the specialty, their numbers haven’t kept pace with those in internal medicine and medicine overall.

 

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There are several notable data points in this year’s GW report on nephrologist supply. I encourage you to read the executive summary and/or full report, and send your questions or comments to info@kidneynews.org

The number of fellows in training has remained steady, although down from recent highs, despite many positions going unfilled in the nephrology Match.

Supply in the near and far term appears to be robust. GW projects graduation of new nephrologists (2150 physicians) over the next 5-year period will outpace retiring nephrologists (1200 physicians). And projections from researchers at UNC Sheps Center indicate full-time equivalent (FTE) nephrologists per 10,000 population will increase by 56%.

And while more women are choosing the specialty, their numbers haven’t kept pace with those in internal medicine and medicine overall.