PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must be an M4 that has completed all M3 core clerkships.
The goal of this elective is to provide a perspective into various aspects of renal pathophysiology including acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, nephrolithiasis, and hypertension as well as acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disturbances
COMPETENCIES: The goal of this elective is to provide a perspective into the various aspects of renal pathophysiology including acute ad chronic renal failure, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, nephrolithiasis and hypertension as well as acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Ample opportunity will be provided for discussion of patients on daily inpatient rounds, radiology review sessions, and in renal clinic. Didactic sessions including problem-solving exercises, computer-based tutorials, and student prepared reviews will focus on major topics in Nephrology and will supplement a monthly renal biopsy conference. The student will see patients both in hospital and in an ambulatory setting, approximately six hospital consults and three new outpatients per week.
SUGGESTED TEXT: Rose, B.: Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders , 5th Edition.
ASSESSMENT: The student will receive midterm feedback and evaluation of his/her performance at the conclusion of the elective.
Program Number: ELEC 621
Coordinator: Tara Murphy
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Total Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 18
Laboratory/Independent Study: 1
Total Hours /Week: 40
Please review this website prior to your first day.
Reporting Instructions will be emailed the week prior to your start. Please see paperwork requirements at the following link: https://www.advocatehealth.com/education/medical-education/medical-students/lutheran-general-hospital
Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.
Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.