PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Specific M3 rotations including:  Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

PURPOSE: This elective in nephrology allows the student to choose a rotation at University Hospital or JBVA for a four week period where the students will actively participate in consult rounds. In this setting, they see a variety of renal problems and learn the differential diagnosis of renal disease and the indications for dialysis.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES:  Students will participate in one clinic a week at the site they are rotating at.  In addition, they will attend the Davison’s weekly conferences, which include journal club, clinical conference, radiology and research conferences.

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Kathleen Helling, Internal Medicine Sub-I/ Elective Coordinator at [email protected]


Program Number: ELEC 621
Location: UI Health/JBVA
Program Director: Dr. James Lash
Coordinator: Elisa Leanos
Email: [email protected] (email the coordinator Elisa Leanos directly for scheduling requests).
Telephone: 312-996-6775, 312-996-6736
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory: 0
Outpatient: 4
Inpatient: 8
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions: Students should contact the Nephrology Central office prior to the beginning of the elective: in person at 820 S. Wood Street, Room 418W, CSN, or by phone 312-996-736, or via e-mail [email protected]

Updated: 12/17/19