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Career Choice for Nephrology Fellows

Posted Sep 20 2012 12:00am
The article highlights the importance of early mentoring in the decision to pursue a nephrology career. The second most important factor was interest in Nephrology. I sometimes feel that the way that Nephrology is presented to students means that they feel that it is too complicated and difficult and it puts them off. It is important for us to highlight the diversity of opportunities that are available in Nephrology.
One good thing to mention is that most fellows who were surveyed were happy with their career choice. Only 7.5% of people for whom Nephrology was their first choice regretted their decision. The number was higher for those for whom it was a second choice. Hopefully, the results of this survey will be utilized to try and identify areas to focus on to increase interest in Nephrology again. We have a great specialty and we should let people know!
The discussion continues at CJASN
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