Reimagining Nephrology Fellowship Education to Meet the Future Needs of Nephrology

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023 Feb 27. doi: 10.2215/CJN.0000000000000133. Online ahead of print.


The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Task Force on the Future of Nephrology was established in April 2022 in response to requests from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regarding training requirements in nephrology. Given recent changes in kidney care, ASN also charged the task force with reconsidering all aspects of the specialty's future to ensure that nephrologists are prepared to provide high-quality care for people with kidney diseases. The task force engaged multiple stakeholders to develop 10 recommendations focused on strategies needed to promote: 1) just, equitable, and high-quality care for people living with kidney diseases; 2) the value of nephrology as a specialty to nephrologists, the future nephrology workforce, the health care system, the public, and government; and 3) innovation and personalization of nephrology education across the scope of medical training. This report reviews the process, rationale, and details (the "why" and the "what") of these recommendations. In the future, ASN will summarize the "how" of implementing the final report and its 10 recommendations.