It's been an honor and a pleasure to have been a contributor and deputy editor here at RFN over the past few years. I'm writing this on the final day of my fellowship as I get ready to move on to the next stage of my career and as part of this transition I'll be stepping down as deputy editor of RFN.
I remember discovering Nate's posts back when I was a resident and how refreshing it was to read things written from the perspective of a curious and learning trainee. I've lost count of the number of times posts from the site have answered a real world clinical question, stimulated a conversation or helped me answer a standardized exam question - of which I have answered far too many. RFN has made and continues to make learning nephrology more fun.
I'm hopeful that medical students, interns, residents and fellows who are currently reading the site are as stimulated by it as I was. If you like the site, think about writing for it! It's been a highlight of my fellowship years and has introduced me to a whole group of great and entertaining people who have been an immense pleasure to work with.
Remember, spin the urine, when in doubt ask the patient, and always call nephrology early.
Graham Abra, MD