Of the 73 respondents to our poll
- 52% stated that they had hardly any exposure. I’m not terribly surprised by this. Only 11 programs around the country have American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) accreditation. Only 3 of these are affiliated with University based programs. However, several programs offer training that are currently not accredited by the ASDIN.
- 23% of respondents felt that they just had an introduction to interventional nephrology.
- Only 23% indicated that they either had a fair amount (17%) or more than enough (6%) exposure to this growing field.
It is clear that finding a program with an adequate amount of exposure to interventional nephrology is difficult. I will be interested to see how nephrology programs adapt and expand their current training programs to meet the needs of future nephrology fellows. For more information on how to obtain certification visit the ASDIN website (www.asdin.org). Let us know how your program is offering interventional nephrology training.