Nephrology and Hypertension

Duration: 4 weeks

Period offered: All

Distribution of student's time:
65% inpatient care
15% outpatient care
20% conference/lectures

Enrollment/Period: 4 maximum, upon availability, July - May

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Medicine

Students work primarily on consult service, which sees a broad range of nephrologic and hypertension problems. Patients are seen by the medical student, reviewed with the nephrology fellow and discussed in detail by the Nephrology/Hypertension senior staff. Participation in the Nephrology/Transplantation ward rounds is encouraged. Students also work with residents, fellows and faculty, seeing outpatient consults. Weekly conferences include two journal clubs, renal grand rounds, fluid-electrolyte and biopsy sessions.

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