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Pediatric Nephrology – UI Health

Updated: 4/24/23

Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Pediatrics.

Main objectives of this elective: to familiarize the student with the management of hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, fluid and electrolyte and acid base disturbances, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, and urinary tract infections in newborns, children, and adolescent patients.

Will be assessed by quizzing and assessing student’s knowledge base on handouts, articles, bedside teaching and outpatient clinical teaching. Written or oral quizzes will be used to assess student’s knowledge.

Student will see and/or follow 5-15 patients during the rotation. They will also get opportunities to present articles from current journals. All their work will be supervised by one of the faculty members. Interested students will have opportunities to participate in clinical research or write case reports for publication. They are also expected to attend lectures, journal clubs, and interdisciplinary meetings.

Pediatrics E&M Conference (E&M = evaluation and management): This is an educational enhancement specifically designed for the M4 student in Pediatrics – a case-based learning session designed to focus on issues that you likely will face as residents.  All students on pediatrics electives will gather at 8am every Thursday of their rotation in 1208 CSB (12th floor conference room).

Pop quizzes.

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Important information for domestic and Canadian medical students: Completed applications with all required documents must be received 4 weeks prior to the start of the elective. Please plan accordingly to allow your school the necessary processing time for gathering the required documents. To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Gauri Nagaraj, Student Programs Coordinator at
  • Program Number

    ELEC 655

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director:  Kimberly Czech, MD

    Coordinator: Lupe Medina

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health

    Duration: 4-8 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Max. 1
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 2
    Outpatient: 8
    Inpatient: 20
    Total Hours /Week: 40

  • Reporting Instructions

    Gauri Nagaraj will contact you the week before your elective with reporting instructions.

    Students must meet with Xochitl Garcia Klapproth, 2 weeks prior to their rotation at 840 South Wood Street (MC 856), CSB 12th Floor, Suite –  Office 1228 [9am to 5pm].