Increase your knowledge regarding the common and uncommon diseases seen in pediatric nephrology.
You will work under faculty and fellows who are extremely committed to teaching and will work closely with you to ensure a broad-based knowledge of this topic is passed on.
You will be responsible for performing inpatient consultations and in some cases, admitting patient to the nephrology service. Additionally, you will see patients in the outpatient clinic and during hemodialysis.
This rotation is spent at Oishei Children’s Hospital for two months, split with hematology/oncology. Renal patients both new and follow-up are examined under the supervision of pediatric nephrology attendings.
Abnormal physical findings, complications, therapeutic implications are discussed in depth with the supervising attending. Disposition and appropriate follow-up are arranged. Discussions with parents about patients with renal abnormalities are done and guided by the clinic attending. Inpatient rounds are made as part of the didactic sessions when appropriate.
The goals and objectives of the rotation are to:
Topics relating directly to the potential problems or complications of renal patients are discussed formally weekly.
Work directly with the nephrology attending in clinic, in dialysis, and in conference.
PGY-2, PGY-3 or PGY-4
Two modules (4 weeks each)