Member Spotlight: Catherine Hughes-Rose, C-TAGME



Catherine Hughes-Rose, C-TAGME
Nephrology Fellowship Program Coordinator
University of Nebraska College of Medicine


How long have you been a member of AAIM?

I have been a member for 5 years in May 2019.

Describe your typical day.

I work in the Internal Medicine Department—Division of Nephrology, where I am coordinator of the Nephrology Fellowship Program. My job can be very challenging to explain, as it is always changing depending upon the time of year, which is the reason I love my job! Every day is different. A few of the things I do are: creating schedules and monitoring evaluation compliance, planning events, recruiting new fellows, leading orientations and advising the program director of new accreditation requirements, and making sure we are meeting all accreditation requirements.

What is your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of my job is being able to be a resource, and even a confidant, to our fellows and faculty as well as other internal medicine fellowship coordinators.

How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?

I have attended APDIM conferences three times. Now I am serving on the APDIM PA Planning Committee. My participation has been very beneficial. I have been able to network with other fellowship coordinators; some of these wonderful coordinators have become friends. They are a great resource for me.

What’s your favorite moment of your career so far?

I get to see coordinators share best practices. I have had the opportunity to stand in front of my peers and share some best practices. In this field, continuous learning and advancement is a priority.

What was your childhood dream job?

My dream job as a child was to have my own daycare and get to stay at home with my kids so I wouldn’t miss any big moments.

How do you spend your free time?

Spending time outdoors with my family, as well as getting ready for Hawkeye football season!

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I love to go on random drives in the country with the sunroof open and jamming to the radio to clear my head.