ASN-GWU Report Outlines Trends Affecting Nephrology Workforce

ASN has published a report that analyzes trends and factors influencing the current US nephrology workforce authored by leading health workforce researchers from George Washington University. The report outlines several challenges for the specialty, notably a declining interest in nephrology careers among medical students and residents as well as an uncertain job market for recent graduates. Among other findings, the report noted that the demand for care related to kidney disease and injury is increasing, and the patient care delivery system for kidney disease and injury is evolving with pressure to constrain growth in expenditures.

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ASN has published a report that analyzes trends and factors influencing the current US nephrology workforce authored by leading health workforce researchers from George Washington University. The report outlines several challenges for the specialty, notably a declining interest in nephrology careers among medical students and residents as well as an uncertain job market for recent graduates. Among other findings, the report noted that the demand for care related to kidney disease and injury is increasing, and the patient care delivery system for kidney disease and injury is evolving with pressure to constrain growth in expenditures.