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.
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.
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: