To expose students to the scientific approach to clinical problems in nephrology with an emphasis on principles of basic science and their application for the logical management of renal disease.
Students will see patients as they are referred for consultation and do initial assessments, including an appropriate history and physical examination.
Students may be given responsibility as primary house officer.
Using the urine specimen examination and other appropriate laboratory examination, the student will be expected to arrive at a reasonable assessment of clinical situation and offer plan for patient management.
Each case will be presented to the attending nephrologist and reviewed in detail before the consultation becomes official.
Appropriate literature references will serve to strengthen the background of the student answering the consult.
Typical daily schedule: Daily rounds on consulting service and didactic sessions.