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Electives - Nephrology

Nephrology - Salem

Elective Number: 1615 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Devasmita Dev - Devasmita.Dev@va.gov; VA Pager 1155, ext 1430

Coordinators: Linda Ferguson- Linda.Ferguson-Saunders@va.gov; ext 2202 / Brenda Casinger- Brenda.Casinger2@va.gov; ext 2204

Designated Signer: Clerkship Director or Attending on Duty

Duration: 4 weeks

Available: all Rotations

For Orientation, Report to: Linda Ferguson-Saunders or Brenda Casinger, Medical Service Student Coordinators

Time to Report: 1:00 pm

Place to Report: Building 143 C1-56; room 1EF-116

Typical day: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Attendance: A student may not take time off during this rotation.

Number of students per rotation:

Course Description: The student will serve in a preceptorial relationship with Dr. Devasmita Dev, Chief Nephrology Section at the Salem VA Medical Center, as well as work in contact with other Nephrologist and members of the Renal Team. The Renal Program at the VAMC includes a fourteen station dialysis program providing acute and chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. An active inpatient consult service and outpatient clinic provide additional experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of renal related diseases, electrolyte acid- base disorders, renal lithiasis for the student doing a renal elective at the Salem VAMC.

This elective allows for a good working knowledge of electrolyte, acid-base physiology, and management of common clinical problems. A special emphasis is given to diagnosis and management of acute renal failure and general aspects of chronic renal disease. Special emphasis is placed on techniques of urinalysis. More specific information can be obtained from Dr. Dev or the Renal Section at the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.