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Nephrology – UI Health/JBVA

Updated: 01/27/22

Must have completed the M3 Internal Medicine Clerkship.

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.

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

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 621

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Dr. James Lash

    Coordinator: Elisa Leanos
    Telephone:  312-996-6736

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health/JBVA

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Max. 3
    House staff 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 312-996-736, or via e-mail