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Mentee Acquires Proficiency in Kidney Biopsy Slide Interpretation Through the ISN Mentorship Program

Mentee Dr. Adeyemo Abiodun

Mentee Dr. Adeyemo Abiodun from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria has completed his first mentorship exchange through the ISN Mentorship Program.

Dr. Abiodun’s main objective within the mentor-mentee partnership was to improve his clinical skills in diagnosing renal diseases, notably hypertension and chronic glomerulonephritis, two common causes of chronic kidney diseases in Nigeria, which can be difficult to distinguish from each other in the later stages.

His mentor, Dr. Helmut Rennke, a physician-pathologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, has trained more than 60 renal pathologists in his 49-year-long career.

Dr. Abiodun attended weekly virtual classes and tutorial sessions with Dr. Rennke to learn the rudiments of renal pathology and slide interpretation. He became confident understanding the findings in biopsy slides over the course of four months.

Commenting on his mentor-mentee partnership experience, Dr. Abiodun said, “The ISN mentorship program with Dr. Helmut was a great success, made possible with Dr. Helmut’s excellent teaching skills. He was so patient and always ready to guide. He has also been a great mentor to me even beyond the formal partnership, as sometimes he provided guidance on intriguing day-to-day cases. As an aspiring nephrologist in a low-resource setting, I have benefited immensely from this, and I thank the ISN for this great opportunity.”

Would you like professional guidance to achieve your professional goals?

The ISN Mentorship Program will shortly open applications to mentees. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2022: Find out more here.


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