Monday, January 12, 2009

Nephrology Fellowship: by the numbers

We have come to that time once again. Time to interview a gaggle of highly qualified candidates for a few spots in our nephro fellowship. Here is is how it looks by the numbers:

The number of new nephrologists is just under 400 per year.

30% are woman and 51% are US medical graduates. This is a decrease in the number of foreign medical grads from 50% in 1999 to 40% in 2005.
757 applicants applied for 372 spots in at 135 accredited programs in 2007.

Nephrology is the fourth most popular internal medicine sub-specialty after cards, Heme/Onc and Pulmonary/Critical care (look at the bottom of the list and add that to the combined Pulm/Crit Care).

42 kidney transplant programs are available.

There are 19 programs in interventional nephrology however, only 6 are certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Neophrology (ASDIN).

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