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Tripler Guide 2015
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NEPHROLOGY

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.

  • Know how to diagnose and treat glomerular disease.
  • Know how to evaluate and treat acute kidney injury.
  • Know how to evaluate and treat the various levels of chronic kidney disease.
  • Understand the evaluation and management of hypertensions.
  • Know the basic evaluation and management of electrolyte abnormalities.
  • Know the basic evaluation and management of nephrolithiasis.
  • Differentiate among the various causes of polyuria.
  • The Nephrology rotation is composed of a good balance between inpatient and outpatient experiences.
    • The Nephrology Outpatient Clinic meets formally two half-days per week.
    • Inpatient consultations come from all hospital services, including the Intensive Care Units.
      • During a typical rotation, students will be exposed to patients with problems encompassing the educational objectives. This allows one to read, see, and feel typical problems in Nephrology.
      • A unique feature of this rotation is the specialized one-on-one attention given by the attending physician.
      • The participant will also become facile with performing the urinalysis.
  • The medical student is directly supervised by the attending physician.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  There are no call or weekend responsibilities.

REQUIRED READINGS.  Student will be given a syllabus of recommended readings as necessary to satisfy educational objectives.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

  • Be present during normal duty hours, 0730 to 1530 (7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.), Monday through Friday, or as determined by Chief, Nephrology Service.
  • Attend Department of Medicine daily morning report, 0730 to 0800 (7:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.).
  • Participate in Nephrology Outpatient Clinic and Inpatient Consultation service to see new and follow-up patients.
  • Attend all Nephrology Conferences and Rounds.
  • Review orientation to the Nephrology Service elective.
  • Participate in end of service evaluation.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • The medical student is evaluated through review of consultations (both oral and written).
  • Participation in rounds and conferences.
  • Ability to organize and present information in lecture format and written examination.

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