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ASN Society News - August 2008

ASN Seeks to Hire Education Director for Fellowship Training

Monday, August 18, 2008

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has greatly increased its involvement with issues related to medical education during the past few years, and this effort is expected to increase even more in the future. As such, the Society is seeking an individual to serve as ASN Education Director for Fellowship Training. This education director would chair the ASN Training Program Directors (TPD) Executive Committee and guide the Society's responses to and involvement in policy issues related to medical education.

The ASN Education Director for Fellowship Training will serve as the Society's representative to educationally focused organizations, including the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM). The education director will also be responsible for addressing issues related to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP’s) Specialties Matching Service (SMS).

In addition, the ASN Education Director for Fellowship Training will work with the TPD Executive Committee and the ASN policy staff who focus on medical education to launch the ASN In-Training Examination (ITE) for nephrology fellows, create an education toolkit for fellowship training program directors, develop programs for ensuring the ongoing professional development of fellowship training program directors, and identify strategies for increasing the interest of medical students in careers in nephrology. This individual will also oversee the utilization of the ASN website for formal and informal educational purposes. Finally, the education director will help strengthen the link between TPDs and the ASN Public Policy Board, particularly in terms of issues related to Medicare and Medicaid funding of graduate medical education.

ASN is seeking applications, nominations, and recommendations for this position, which will report directly to the ASN Council. 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 Sharon Anderson, MD, who is chairing the ASN Education Director for Fellowship Training Search Committee, at (503) 402-2831 or anderssh@ohsu.edu.

To apply for the position, please email your letter of interest and curriculum vitae to ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim at tibrahim@asn-online.org by Friday, September 19, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the Society can only accept online applications.