RESEARCH ARTICLE


US Nephrology Workforce Crisis: Our Specialty Must Stay Modern and Relevant



P.J Phelan*
Division of Nephrology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Division of Nephrology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK; E-mail: paulphel@gmail.com


Abstract

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.

Keywords: ASN, education, fellowship, social media.