Nephrology Workforce in India - A Fellow’s Perspective

Sandeep G Huilgol*
Narayana Hrudayalaya, Multispecialty Hospital, Bangaluru, India

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The interest in nephrology career has been declined in the west as per the recent data available from national residency match program; in contrast Nephrology continues to attract applicants in India. This short paper describes the features of Nephrology that continue to make it an attractive specialty for physician-trainees in India, and how some of these features can be exported to the United States.

Keywords: Fellowship training, interventional nephrology, nephrology workforce.