Nephrology - NEPH 541
Internal Medicine Clerkship
University of Maryland
Description and Goals:
The student will be exposed to the world of consult nephrology. When nephrology is consulted to see a patient, the student will be asked to evaluate the subject, complete the consult H&P, and then present the data to the renal fellow and faculty. After formulating a set of recommendations, the student will continue to round on their patient, observing diagnostic & therapeutic interventions. Potential procedures that the student will observe include hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (to include continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration & peritoneal dialysis) as well as both native and transplant kidney biopsies. The nephrology consult team consists primarily of a renal fellow and attending, and has daily presentations and discussions of patient issues.
The student will present patients at these conferences, and may be asked to make a presentation based on his/her readings on one aspect of a specific disorder that they saw in consultation.
During this period of clinical exposure, the student is expected to learn:
- The principles of the approach to subjects with acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, acute & chronic glomerulonephritis, acid-base disorders and fluid & electrolyte abnormalities.
- How to properly perform and interpret urinalysis.
- The major indications for and risks of the various types of renal replacement therapy.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-48
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No
Abdolreza Haririan, M.D.
Last Revision: January 14, 2014