Most Nephrology Fellows Perceive Teaching As Good, Excellent

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Most Nephrology Fellows Perceive Teaching As Good, Excellent
Most Nephrology Fellows Perceive Teaching As Good, Excellent

FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most current nephrology fellows rate the quality of teaching as good or excellent, and over half of second-year fellows feel fully prepared for independent practice, according to a study published online April 20 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Robert W. Rope, M.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues examined fellows' perceptions of current educational needs and interest in novel modalities that may improve their educational experience. A seven-question electronic survey was distributed to all U.S.-based fellows receiving complimentary American Society of Nephrology membership at the end of the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Thirty-seven percent (320 of 863) of fellows in Accreditation Council for Graduated Medication Education-accredited positions responded.

The researchers found that most respondents rated overall quality of fellowship teaching as good or excellent (37 and 44 percent, respectively). Fifty-five percent of second-year fellows reported feeling fully prepared for independent practice. UpToDate, JASN/CJASN, and NephSAP were common educational resources used by fellows; other resources were used less. Interest was indicated in additional instruction in several topics, including modalities for home dialysis, ultrasonography, and pathology. Interventions to improve pathology instruction and increase time for physiology and clinical review were strongly supported.

"In conclusion, current nephrology fellows perceive several gaps in training," the authors write. "Innovation in education and training is needed to better prepare future nephrologists for the growing challenges of kidney care."

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