Steven Cheng to Chair ASN Match Oversight Committee

Dr. Steven Cheng

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the official sponsor of the Nephrology Match, has appointed Steven Cheng, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in our division, as Chair of the Nephrology Match Oversight Committee.

In 2015, the ASN Council voluntarily, and unanimously, approved an “All-In Policy” for the Nephrology Match. Under this policy, all nephrology programs in the U.S. must register and attempt to fill all training spots through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The ASN Match Oversight Committee ensures that programs are adhering to the ASN’s All-In Policy. The committee monitors queries, complaints, and concerns about the integrity of the match.

“We clarify questions about the policy, investigate instances of suspected violation of the policy, and evaluate match outcomes with program rosters to make sure positions were not filled outside of the Match,” says Dr. Cheng.

The All-In policy allows all candidates to have fair and equal access to programs so that they can examine the full range of training opportunities before making a final decision. In addition, the policy enables programs to evaluate candidates on an orderly and transparent schedule. In 2016 and 2017, all eligible Nephrology Training Programs voluntarily participated in the All-In Nephrology Match.

“As Chair, I have the great fortune of working with a team of ASN staff and training program directors who are committed to making the match as fair as possible,” says Cheng.

Match announcements at Washington University.

Nephrology training programs participating in the All-In Nephrology Match will be listed in, and have access to, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In addition to other benefits, training program directors and faculty from participating programs are the eligible to apply for ASN and ASN Foundation for Kidney Research grant funding.

See here for more information about the ASN All-In Nephrology Match.