Are There Any Solutions to the Problem of Declining Nephrology Enrolment? A Dialogue Between Two Practicing Nephrologists
Pierre Antoine Brown 1, Swapnil Hiremath*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
Issue: Suppl 2: M2
First Page: 59
Last Page: 63
Publisher ID: TOUNJ-8-59
Article History:Received Date: 7/3/2015
Revision Received Date: 7/4/2015
Acceptance Date: 27/4/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Nephrology, the study of kidney diseases, took its birth as a separate specialty many decades ago, and has gradually more in importance, especially with the advent of renal replacement therapy and kidney transplantation. Nephrology also has a strong physiology foundation; indeed an understanding of renal physiology is crucial for dealing with electrolyte and acid-base problems that a physician commonly faces in day-to-day practice. Perhaps this is why it comes as a surprise that the interest in nephrology fellowships is declining - at least in North America. In this article, we present a dialogue between two practicing nephrologists, working at a tertiary care academic Canadian centre, on some potential solutions to this problem.