Another year, another horrible match.
Here is the press release: NRMP SMS Nephrology Match for Appointment Year 2015
Some of the highlights:
- 68 of 134 programs did not fill their positions
- There were 0.68 applicants for every fellowship position this is down from 1.5 applicants for every position in 2010
In AY2015, nearly every nephrology applicant matched, for a 95.2% Match rate.
But take a look at the table:
254 applicants and 254 positions filled, unless an applicant is doing double duty at a couple of programs, it looks like a 100% match rate.
The other fact that I’d like to know more about is there are 141 US medical schools, 6 of those are too new to have any graduates applying to nephrology, that leaves 135 producing 79 applicants. That means at least 56 did not produce a single nephrology applicant. And I bet at least a couple of schools send multiple grads to satisfying careers in nephrology.
What I want is a list of the schools who are failing nephrology and who is teaching nephrology at those locations. Let’s put their heads on a stick.
On the other side of that coin is who is teaching at the schools that produce multiple nephrology applicants and what are they doing right. Lets give those teachers a medal.
Can we get the medical school data from NRMP?
A few thoughtful commentaries to balance out my tirade:
- Warren Kupin: A New Nephrologic Syndrome: Acute Fellowship Insufficiency
- Paul Phelan: Nephrology Workforce Crisis: Don’t Forget International Medical Graduates
- Kenar Jhavari: Nephrology at crossroads in 2014-2015