25% were US medical graduates that matched, and most of the remainder are all international medical graduates. Interestingly, 6% USMG did not match. A podcast from Dr Berns on medscape shares his concern from one of the largest fellowship programs in the country. A twitter feed started by Dr.Topf has sparked some discussion.
Clearly, this is a problem in many fields in medicine and we are one part of the bigger puzzle. While the workforce committee of the ASN is working on trying to come up with ways to increase interest in nephrology, what do you all think? What are your suggestions- please share and comment on how we can get more of the medical students and residents interested.