PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Specific M3 rotations including:  Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

PURPOSE: This elective in nephrology allows the student to choose a rotation at UICMC 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.


INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : In addition, they will participate in two clinics a week, one at UICMC, and the other in the hospital in which they are assigned. They will attend the Journal Club conference and the Clinical Conference. In addition, a special session for the students is held with a faculty member weekly.


Program Number: ELEC 621
Location: UICMC/JBVA
Program Director: J.A.L. Arruda M.D., Elisa Leanos (Coordinator)
Telephone: 312-996-6775, 312-996-6736
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory: 0
Outpatient: 4
Inpatient: 8
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

Updated:  1/20/15