Clerkship Experience

The Stanford Division of Pediatric Nephrology Offers a Clerkship Selective

This course entails inpatient and outpatient experience in the management of a variety of acute and chronic diseases of the kidney, including patients receiving acute or chronic dialysis and renal transplant. Additional exposure is gained through consultations on pediatric patients with renal, hypertensive, and complex fluid and electrolyte complications of other diseases. Emphasis is on teaching clinical-pathological correlations and pathophysiology as they relate to the diagnosis and treatment of renal disease. Also emphasized are problems experienced by patients and their parents in adjusting to chronic renal disease. There is time for in-depth reading during this clerkship. 1-5 patient work-ups/day. Students present on rounds and occasionally prepare conferences. There is required reading. Major teaching by faculty (2-7 hrs/day). Performance is assessed by attending.

Application Information

Goals and objectives

  1. Learn and participate the approach to a Pediatric Patient with Hematuria
    1. Proteinuria
    2. Edema
    3. Hypertension
    4. Electrolyte Disturbances
    5. Urinary Tract Infection
    6. Urinary Tract Malformation
  2. Experience interacting with Pediatric Patients and Families with a new renal problem
  3. Experience interacting with Pediatric Patients and Families living with a recurrent or chronic renal problems
  4. Experience interacting with Pediatric Patients and Families living with life threatening Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation

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Readings for Renal Elective (SUNet ID required)

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