Clerkships and Rotations: Medical Students


Provides students with an introduction to clinical nephrology, including diseases of the kidney and disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The clerkship is available at SUMC. Students evaluate inpatients as members of the nephrology consulting team and see outpatients in the nephrology clinic once a week. They are taught to evaluate and manage a wide variety of acute and chronic disturbances of renal function, as well as hypertension, and fluid and electrolyte disorders. They also participate in the management of patients with end-stage renal disease. There is a weekly schedule of grand rounds, journal club, and a monthly renal biopsy conference. Students learn a systematic approach to patients with fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base abnormalities.


Medicine 300A, Surgery 300A or Pediatrics 300A are preferred but not required.

Periods Available

1-12, full-time for four weeks.  2 students per period. Open to visiting students.

Reporting Instructions

Where: 777 Welch Road Suite DE Palo Alto, CA 94304; Time: 8:30 am. Please email Lani Demchak or Shuchi Anand the week before you start.

Units: 6    Drop Code: T    Call Code: 0

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