Patient Story – Deidra C. Crews

“As a nephrologist and Chair of the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Diversity Council, I am tremendously appreciative of the NKF of Maryland’s commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the field of nephrology. The NKF of Maryland Clerkship in Nephrology at Johns Hopkins exposes under-represented in medicine medical students to career opportunities available in nephrology for one month. Medical students are assigned a faculty mentor, exposed to research programs in medicine (emphasizing those focused on underserved populations), receive service learning opportunities through community outreach programs (such as ‘Kidneys: Evaluate Yours’ screenings), and assistance in preparing for residency interviews. We are certain that this program will provide much needed exposure to the rewards offered by a career in nephrology and will assist in ensuring a cadre of well-trained physicians dedicated to the care of kidney patients. Thank you, NKF of Maryland!”

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Chair, Diversity Council, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine