Nephrology and Hypertension- ALGH

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Medicine Core Clerkship

The goal of this elective is to provide a perspective into various aspects of renal pathophysiology including acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, nephrolithiasis, and hypertension as well as acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disturbances

COMPETENCIES: The goal of this elective is to provide a perspective into the various aspects of renal pathophysiology including acute ad chronic renal failure, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, nephrolithiasis and hypertension as well as acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Ample opportunity will be provided for discussion of patients on daily inpatient rounds, radiology review sessions, and in renal clinic. Didactic sessions including problem-solving exercises, computer-based tutorials, and student prepared reviews will focus on major topics in Nephrology and will supplement a monthly renal biopsy conference. The student will see patients both in hospital and in an ambulatory setting, approximately six hospital consults and three new outpatients per week.
   
SUGGESTED TEXT: Rose, B.: Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders , 5th Edition.

ASSESSMENT: The student will receive midterm feedback and evaluation of his/her performance at the conclusion of the elective.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 621
Location: ALGH
Coordinator: Tara
Murphy - tara.murphy@advocatehealth.com
Telephone: 847-723-6479
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 18
Laboratory/Independent Study: 1
Outpatient: 6
Inpatient: 15
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:

All M3s and M4s report to the Medical Student Office on their first day. M3s and M4s report on Monday (M3s at 8:00 AM) and (M4s at 8:30 AM).  Reporting instructions will be emailed to the student the week prior to the start date.

Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

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Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.