Table 2.

Reasons why US adult nephrology fellows choose nephrology as career

Both Graduating and Nongraduating Fellow ResponsesResponse (%)
a. Found nephrology an interesting subject during medical school or medical residency75.8
b. Excellent mentoring or role model in nephrology during medical school or medical residency65.2
c. Found nephrology research interesting during medical school or medical residency13.1
d. Excellent job opportunity after graduation4.7
e. Excellent income potential after graduation9.9
f. Excellent association of general internal medicine with nephrology49.7
g. Did not match into another fellowship of interest4.7
h. Was less likely to match into another fellowship of interest12.6