Clinician Educator Pathway for Nephrology Fellows: The University of North Carolina Experience

      Nephrologists have a significant role in educating and mentoring trainees. They are considered role models and a major reason for fellows to be attracted to the specialty. Nephrology training programs not only support fellows in their teaching endeavors but also provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills required for advancing their careers as clinician educators. However, such career development tracks are limited in number and most focus on early career faculty. Here we present an overview of the various teaching opportunities for fellows at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Nephrology fellowship program and the development of a fellow-oriented clinician educator track. Our goal as part of the nephrology community is to empower the current nephrology fellows to develop fulfilling careers as nephrology clinician educators.
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