Nephrology

Brief Description

This elective will introduce the student to the field of Nephrology by working in close daily contact with an Attending Nephrologist and Resident rotating in Nephrology as he/she makes his/her daily hospital and clinic rounds.

Objectives

This elective is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of clinical nephrology including fluid and electrolyte disorders, acid-base disorders, acute and chronic renal failure, hypertension, renal transplantation, and treatment of the above.

Learning Experience

The elective utilizes Renal Clinic, the Inpatient Renal Consultation Service of The Bassett Medical Center, and the Dialysis Unit. Responsibilities of the student include seeing renal consultations, preparing presentations for daily nephrology and attending rounds. Regularly scheduled activities include attendance at Medical Grand Rounds, teaching sessions reviewing renal physiology and clinical nephrology.

Feedback

Will be provided informally daily and formally at the end of the elective.

Evaluation

Evaluation will be based upon the evolution of the student's performance during the elective. This will be judged on the student's fund of knowledge, clinical judgment, and participation in case presentations and attending rounds.

Data

Given all year, except the month of June.  Maximum number of fourth year students per month: 1.  Housing is provided when available, with exception of the months of June and July.  No vehicle is required for this elective.  A 2-week elective is acceptable, but a 4-week elective is highly recommended.

Course Director

Dr. Yashaswini Rangan

Faculty

Drs. Rangan, Eric L. Knight, William LeCates, Robert Perkins and Raquel M. Rosen.

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