Title

Education in nephrology fellowship: a survey-based needs assessment.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Institution/Department

Nephrology

Journal Title

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN.

MeSH Headings

Adult, Fellowships and Scholarships, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Needs Assessment, Nephrology, Self Report, United States

Abstract

Educational needs assessments for nephrology fellowship training are limited. This study assessed fellows' perceptions of current educational needs and interest in novel modalities that may improve their educational experience and quantified educational resources used by programs and fellows. We distributed a seven-question electronic survey to all United States-based fellows receiving complimentary American Society of Nephrology (ASN) membership at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year in conjunction with the ASN Nephrology Fellows Survey. One third (320 of 863; 37%) of fellows in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited positions responded. Most respondents rated overall quality of teaching in fellowship as either "good" (37%) or "excellent" (44%), and most (55%) second-year fellows felt "fully prepared" for independent practice. Common educational resources used by fellows included UpToDate,

ISSN

1533-3450

First Page

1983

Last Page

1990

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