MED 808 Renal Diseases, 4 credits (Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital)

The goal of this program is to familiarize the student with the current diagnosis and management of renal diseases including acute/chronic renal failure, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, and acute/chronic hypertensive problems.

The student will become a part of a team consisting of attending and resident. This experience includes daily rounds on an active renal service with direct involvement in nephrology consults.

The student is expected to participate actively in the twice-weekly nephrology service conferences and twice monthly medical house staff conferences, renal radiology, and renal pathology. In addition, the student will be assigned selected readings from the nephrology library.

Opportunity is also available to participate in the various dialysis programs revolving around the eight-station hemodialysis facility serving both acute and chronic end-stage renal disease patients. This facility is complemented by self-care training programs in hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritonea] dialysis. Exposure to clinical research is available as a result of nephrology division's close association with the Departments of Pharmacokinetics and Neurology.

At the conclusion of this rotation, a student should know the basic approach for evaluation and treatment of the patient with renal disease or hypertension and the fundamentals of renal pathophysiology.

Note: An “F” after the module in the class schedule indicates Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital as the site.

Students must contact the course coordinator for permission prior to registering.

Prerequisite: MS4

Modules: A-K

Number of students: 1

Course Director: Mohammad Faraz Haq, MD

Course Coordinator: Robert Norman