PEDS 428 Career Exploration in Pediatric Nephrology
|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|
|Meeting Place:||See notes section|
|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) will contact assigned students prior to the start of the rotation.|