ME521M.23

Nephrology

Sites: BWH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Julian Seifter
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month, not offered in July and April
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The course is designed to give students a well-rounded exposure to the principles and practices of nephrology, with major emphasis on renal physiology, patho-physiology, hypertension, immunology,ICU nephrology transplantation and dialysis. Students will participate in rounds, conferences, clinical sessions and didactic exercises. Students will work with renal fellows, medical residents and staff attendings. Particular emphasis will be given to problem-solving of disorders of fluid and electrolyte, as well as acid-base, metabolism. Joint sessions will be conducted in renal pathology and radiology. There is no night or weekend schedule.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
At the level of bedside teaching , rounds and through our journal club in which renal faculty review important clinical trials. Guest speakers as well.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Outstanding in all categories of clinical performance including initial workups and followup, notes and presentations. In addition, HH requires an extra outstanding contribution such as a presentation or by taking a lead in a teaching session. Must have outstanding clinical skills and demonstration of outstanding preclinical knowledge. This student would be highly recommended for a residency position. Honors: Outstanding clinical skills and demonstration of excellent to outstanding preclinical knowledge. Excellent effort and level of interest. Satisfactory: Good to very good skillsets, but someone who would need to improve either fund of knowledge or clinical skills. May be someone who was more passive but knowledgeable but did not go the extra mile. Unsatisfactory: Someone who either demonstrated lack of interest, poor attendance, poor knowledge base, deficient skills or behavior in the hospital.