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ASN Society News - May 2008

ASN Seeks to Hire Education Director for Board Review Course and Update

Monday, May 13, 2008

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is seeking an individual to become the Society’s Education Director for the ASN Board Review Course and Update (BRCU). The ASN Education Director BRCU is responsible for the design, oversight, and delivery of the annual BRCU. This course is intended for nephrologists as well as physicians in other fields and allied health professionals who work in nephrology.

The education director maintains the excellence of the ongoing educational portfolio for this program and develops novel aspects to ensure that the ASN membership is able to obtain ongoing information on the science and practice of nephrology. The position requires an individual who is eloquent and adept at maintaining interpersonal relationships.

To ensure that the participants meet these goals, the Education Director BRCU:

Maintains the high-quality reputation of the ASN BRCU.  Each year, participants rate the course as an "exceptional" educational experience.
Develops a curriculum that is both broad and timely so as to cover the breadth of the field as well as important new emerging areas.
Recruits faculty to ensure high quality, appropriate turnover, and balanced representation of controversial points of view.
Develops and oversees a high quality syllabus.  This requires continued interaction with the faculty and detailed review of the submitted material.
Is involved personally in the course and has direct contact with participants.
Remains abreast of issues related to fellowship accreditation and curriculum requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as policies related to ABIM certification and maintenance of certification.
Leads efforts to devise new aspects of BRCU that anticipate changes in the practice and the sciences of nephrology as well as the application of these changes to the certification and maintenance of certification requirements of the specialty.

The ASN Education Director BRCU is expected to participate in the 2008 course—which will take place August 23-29 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA—and then lead the planning efforts for the program in 2009.

ASN is seeking applications, nominations, and recommendations for this position, which will report directly to the ASN Education Committee. The expected effort for this position is approximately 10 percent and appropriate compensation will be offered.

For more information about the position or to recommend potential candidates, please contact ASN Councilor Ronald J. Falk, MD—who is leading the search process—at (919) 966-2561 or

To apply for the position, please email your letter of interest and curriculum vitae to ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim at by Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the Society can only accept online applications.