PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Must have completed the M3 Internal Medicine Clerkship.

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 attend nephrology weekly conferences, which include biopsy conference, journal club, grand rounds, clinical conferences, and talks by the nephrology faculty specifically for medical students. Students will also have the opportunity to attend nephrology clinic.

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Angie Fanuke, Internal Medicine Sub-I/Elective Coordinator at


Program Number: ELEC 621
Location: UI Health/JBVA
Program Director: Dr. James Lash
Coordinator: Elisa Leanos
Telephone:  312-996-6736
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Max. 3
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5/week
Laboratory: 0
Outpatient: 0-2/week
Inpatient: Mon- Fri
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 312-996-6736, or via e-mail

Updated: 08/01/23