Strengthen your knowledge of renal replacement therapies by gaining experience with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

In our dialysis rotation, you will review monthly routine laboratory examinations as well as dialysis and medical developments. Additionally, you’ll attend patient care meetings and gain experience coordinating patient care with dialysis nurses, social workers and dietitians.

You may have opportunities to become familiar with:

  • plasmapheresis
  • use of dialysis in poisonings
  • continuous venovenous hemodialysis
  • nutrition in dialysis patients

Peritoneal Dialysis

Our faculty will help expand your knowledge about the many aspects involved in peritoneal dialysis, including: 

  • physiology of peritoneal dialysis and the peritoneal cavity as a dialysis system
  • models of peritoneal transport
  • assessment of adequacy
  • complications 
  • management of peritoneal catheters

We’ll build your skills in assessing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients in a specialized CAPD clinic. We’ll give you experience reviewing routine monthly laboratory examinations on these patients.


The skills you learn during our dialysis rotation will help you feel confident placing temporary vascular access for hemodialysis and related procedures. You’ll deepen your understanding about complications during hemodialysis, as well as hemodialysis apparatus and vascular access. 

We’ll expose you to the fundamentals of acute and chronic hemodialysis prescription and anticoagulation. Additionally, we'll familiarize you with the technical aspects of dialyzer use.

Dialysis Lecture Series

You’ll enhance your knowledge of renal replacement therapies when you attend our dialysis lecture series.

Years Taken

Take one module in year 1 or year 2.

Patient Population

Expect to see outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients with conditions including:

  • chronic kidney disease
  • acute renal failure
  • glomerulonephritis

Clinical Sites