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PEDS 428  Career Exploration in Pediatric Nephrology
Faculty: Drs. K. Gibson, W. Conley, M. Ferris, D. Gipson, and W. Primack
Prerequisites: Completion of pediatrics and medicine clerkships
Offered: All elective periods
Max. Enrollment: 1
Duration: Two Weeks
Meeting Place: See notes section
Credit Hours: 3
Learning Objectives: 1. To perform and interpret urinalysis.
2. To learn etiology, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension in children.
3. To understand the differential diagnosis of acute and chronic glomerulopathies.
4. To understand tubular/acid-based disorders and fluid and electrolyte management.
5. To learn the differential diagnosis of hematuria and proteinuria in children.
Learning Activities: This elective will provide an inpatient and outpatient experience in Pediatric Nephrology, including a program of supervised reading and tutorial sessions designed to meet the interests and needs of the student. He/she may have the opportunity to learn about the special techniques of Nephrology including: renal biopsy (along with an understanding of the indications and interpretation), the use of artificial kidney, peritoneal dialysis, and common lab procedures. He/she will work in the outpatient department once a week. He/she will work up approximately

three in-patients a week. He/she will be assigned to the faculty Nephrology consultant in Pediatrics. He/she will attend weekly post clinic conferences and weekly nephrology grand rounds. He/she will also participate in the discussions taking place at the in-patient rounds. Expected hours are Monday through Friday 8-5, no on call or weekend duties are expected.

Evaluation: The student will be evaluated in several ways: observed procedures, interviewing patients, presentation at case conference, participation in rounds, and patient. Feedback will be given to the students at mid-rotation and at the end of the rotation.
Special Notes: Lynn West ( will contact assigned students prior to the start of the rotation.