Clerkships and Rotations: Residents

Inpatient Nephrology Consult Rotation for Residents

Residents rotating on the inpatient nephrology service work closely with the nephrology fellow and attending to see two or so new consults per day.  During the inpatient rotation, residents will consult on patients with severe ATN, fluid and electrolyte disturbance, new diagnosis of glomerular disease, and complications of chronic dialysis therapy.  Topics covered are indications for acute dialysis, modality choice (continuous versus intermittent), complications in chronic dialysis, evaluating causes and creating treatment plans for volume overload, hyponatremia, and hyper- or hypokalemia.  We expect rotating residents to interact with the fellow and independently care for patients assigned to them, and to attend our wide variety of teaching conferences. Our conferences are:

  1. Monday at 12:00 pm in SHC: real-time, case-based discussion   
  2. Tuesdays at 7:30 am - 9 am at the VA Bldg. 101, 2nd floor, Dialysis Conference rooms: core curriculum covering core concepts in nephrology and journal club covering recent controversies   
  3. Wednesdays at 5 pm in LKSC: grand rounds
  4. Fridays at 2 pm: MKSAP based teaching session

Outpatient Nephrology Consult Rotation for Residents

Residents rotating on the outpatient nephrology service attend a wide variety of outpatient clinics, including general nephrology (typically patients with glomerular disease or diabetic kidney disease), secondary hypertension work up and management, stone evaluation and management, kidney transplant evaluations, and post-transplant immunosuppression management.  Medhub has the latest attending kidney clinic schedule.  We ask that residents connect with one assigned and go to all of that particular attending’s clinics on the day that he or she has clinic. On other days residents chose from the Medhub kidney clinic schedule. Residents are also asked to attend rotation director’s clinics.  Interested residents also have opportunity to attend home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis clinics.  We have a plethora of opportunities for teaching, including informal teaching while seeing patients but also 4 formal conferences.

Our conferences are:

  1. Monday at 12:00 pm:  
  2. Tuesdays at 7:30 am - 9 am at the VA Bldg. 101, 2nd floor, Dialysis Conference rooms: core curriculum covering core concepts in nephrology and journal club covering recent controversies   
  3. Wednesdays at 5 pm in LKSC (room assignment changes) : grand rounds
  4. Fridays at 2 pm: MKSAP based teaching session

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