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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

Faculty Responsible:

Abdolreza Haririan, M.D.  

Administrative Contact:

Teresa Chiapparelli
(410) 328-5720  


Last Revision: January 14, 2014