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Natasha N. Dave

Twenty years ago, a young newlywed senior nephrology fellow set out on a job interview. She sat down with the practice’s senior partners, who asked her general interview questions, including, “Why are you interested in joining our practice?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

The interview was going well, and she began to feel the practice was right for her. As the interview came to a close, one male partner asked, “When do you plan on having children, and how many do you plan to have?”

She said she was unsure about exactly when

Nidhi Aggarwal, Harshitha Kota, Natasha N. Dave, and Ankur Shah

Most nephrologists consider peritoneal dialysis (PD) to be the best therapy for planned initiation of dialysis and frequent home-based hemodialysis (HD) as the best long-term therapy not only for patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) but also for themselves (1). A major barrier to increasing home dialysis therapies is the limited training in most US nephrology fellowship programs. Based on multiple national surveys, graduating trainees do not feel well trained and competent in either form of home dialysis (2, 3). Another survey of nephrology fellowship program directors identified lack of sufficient patients on