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Options in the job market for nephrology fellows
from Nephrology News and Issues, November 2013

by Martin Osinski

Nine years of your life. 

That is the minimum number of years a fellow needs to complete post-college training to become a nephrologist. For many of you, especially those that have done training in other countries, that time frame is substantially higher. But now that it is time to look for a job in what has been a difficult market, what are your options? 

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There are many ways that physicians can improve the outcome when searching for a practice or organization to join. Let Nephrology USA help you be more productive with their video hints and tips.

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Terminology in medicine and human resources are constantly changing and evolving. Be sure that you are always current with Nephrology USA's up-to-date glossary of important terms and their meanings.

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Mr. Osinski attends many Nephrology related meeting each year in addition to the many presentations that he makes. Look here for common travel opportunities. It's a great way to connect!

 


It's important to keep a breast of legislative developments and to engage in policy conversations with your elected officials.To this end Nephrology USA suggests the RPA's Action Center.

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Here comes the sun: New policies will bring better times ahead for the nephrology specialty

from Nephrology News and Issues, April 2011
by Martin Osinski

These past 15 months have represented some of the most tumultuous and difficult periods of time for physicians in practice, especially nephrologists. The number of government and economic policy changes and their immediate impact has never been greater. This left many practices unsure of taking the best steps to move forward.

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Nephrology USA® places nephrology fellows in nephrology jobs

Part 1: Workforce: More nephrologists eyeing evolving subspecialty

By Martin Osinski, MBA

Interventional nephrology has emerged as one of the fastest-growing areas in nephrology. The concept of getting patients what they need quickly and on an outpatient basis is extremely attractive. "One can have a problem with a patient in the unit in the morning, bring them to the access center and they can be back later in the day getting dialysis," one physician practice administrator told me.

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Nephrology USA® consults on nephrology practices

Physician workforce: Coming up short

By Martin Osinski, MBA
and Jay Wish, MD

In nephrology, the number of open positions for doctors is already double the number of renal fellows entering practice. What will be the scenario if this nephrologist shortage increases over the next 20 years? How will this shortage affect the way nephrologists practice and what will be the consequences for their patients? 

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International Nephrology News

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    Glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring Engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift[…]

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    Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan's Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.

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    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for "intensive behavioral counseling" about diet or exercise, according to new[…]

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    It’s a cliché but true: Moderation is the best bet in health, and that includes the sometimes too-dire recommendations of doctors.

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    Lowering internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant developed by Stephen Quake's lab could pair with a smartphone to improve the way[…]

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  • 26 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm

    New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found. The research, published in the Journal[…]

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