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Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Nephrology (Minnesota)

Description

For four weeks, the fourth-year medical student shadows a pediatric nephrologist and/or pediatric nephrology nurse practitioner on inpatient rounds and in the outpatient clinics. The student also is able to attend several conferences.

Specific goals

  1. Master the basic concepts of developmental renal physiology and understand the results of renal maturation on homeostasis
  2. Become familiar with the evaluation and initial management of children with renal problems or patients presenting with signs and symptoms that may be encountered in the practice of general pediatrics
  3. Gain familiarity with less common nephrologic problems that may be encountered in the practice of general pediatrics

Activity outline

Students participate in the workup of new and returning nephrology patients. They also attend appropriate nephrology and pediatric conferences where, on occasion, they present and discuss case histories. Students have access to textbooks and reprints in the pediatric library and the main medical library.

Monday

  • 8:30 a.m. — Hospital rounds
  • 1:30-5 p.m. — Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Tuesday

  • 7:30 a.m. — Nephrology Grand Rounds
  • 8:30 a.m. — Hospital rounds
  • 1:30-5 p.m. — Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Wednesday

  • 7 a.m. — Radiology, urology, nephrology conference
  • 8:30 a.m. — Hospital rounds
  • 1:30-5 p.m. — Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Thursday

  • 8:30 a.m. — Hospital rounds
  • Noon — Pediatric conference
  • 1:30-5 p.m. — Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Friday

  • 7:45 a.m. — Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • 8:30 a.m. — Hospital rounds
  • Noon — Renal biopsy conference
  • 1:30-5 p.m. — Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

Method of evaluation

The staff nephrologists and the nurse practitioner observe and review student performance.

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