US Nephrology Workforce Crisis: Our Specialty Must Stay Modern and Relevant
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
Issue: Suppl 2: M5
First Page: 68
Last Page: 70
Publisher Id: TOUNJ-8-68
Article History:Received Date: 22/1/2015
Revision Received Date: 29/4/2015
Acceptance Date: 29/4/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Interest in nephrology as a career choice for physicians in the United States continues to decline, particularly among US medical graduates. Reasons for this are multi-factorial and include nephrology being perceived as difficult, arduous and un-inspiring with poor career prospects. This short paper discusses some aspects of Nephrology that need to be adjusted to attract bright enthusiastic physicians who can move the specialty forward.