Monday, January 12, 2015

ASN #NephWorkForce TwitterChat on Tuesday January 13 at 9pm EST

Mark Parker, the chair of the ASN Workforce Committee, will be on Twitter next Tuesday to discuss the latest report. This report is the second done by Ed Salsberg and his colleagues at GWU. This report is all about the fellow experience in getting a job.

The report is available here.

Dr. Parker answered some questions to stoke the fires of discussion, that interview can be seen on Medium.

ASN Nephrology Workforce Report

The first workforce report stimulated some discussion on Twitter, that discussion is saved here:

A summary of the discussion about the second report so far is available here:

My summary of the report:

  • The survey was distributed to 1,530 ASN Nephrology fellow and trainee members in June and July of 2014.
  • 441 responded. Response rate of 28.8%.
  • There are 930 fellows in ACGME accredited programs and they received 333 responses from this sub-group. 
  • What is up with the 600 trainees not in ACGME spots? DO programs?
Interesting gender differences:
How about this eye opening stat:
USMGs had a median debt of $100,000 to $149,999. IMGs were significantly different with a median debt of $0 and 65% having no debt.

Career plans

Nephrology breaking barriers, has higher starting salaries for women compared to men:
Female respondents had a slightly higher median anticipated base income than male respondents, who had a median anticipated base income of $150,000 to $174,999.
Job hunting troubles were much more common among IMGs with only 22% finding a satisfactory job compared to 56% of USMGs. Visa problems and unappealing locations were leading problems in job hunting. 71% reported no or very few jobs within 50 miles of their training location.

Happily 72% of respondents indicated they would recommend nephrology to medical students and internal medicine residents.

It's an interesting report, take a look and...
Please join Dr. Parker to talk about #NephWorkForce Tuesday, January 13 at 9pm
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