Clinical Opportunities

Inpatient  Service

Residents & Medical Students

  • Four week block during R2 or R3 years of residency / 3rd or 4th years of medical school
  • Exposure to a broad range of nephrology patients and issues
  • Active learning while on service

Outpatient Renal & Transplant Clinics

Residents

  • Four week blocks during R2 and R3 residency training years
  • Attending mentor available for feedback and active learning opportunites
  • Residents have opportunity to write case report from an existing patient case

Outpatient Renal & Transplant Clinics

Medical Students

  • Longitudinal Clerkships/Preceptorships (regular clinic one day per week x 8 weeks)

  • Clinic Elective (2-4 week outpatient experience, 3-4 days per week)

Service Sites

Curriculum

The curriculum includes broad exposure to general nephrology care issues, review of aritcles on nephrology and hypertension, conferences, brief lectures.

Nephrology topics covered

  • Acute deterioration in kidney function

  • Nephrolithiasis

  • Hypertension

  • Electrolyte derangements

  • Proteinuria

  • Hematuria

  • Gomerular disease

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Urine sediment findings

Dialysis & Transplant topics covered

  • Timing of nephrology referrals

  • Dialysis modality selection

  • Hemo- and peritoneal dialysis

  • Transplantation work-ups 

  • Immunosuppressive therapy

  • Post-transplant care