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Pediatric Nephrology

Elective Number: 2422 (E62p) - Lottery

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Victoria F. Norwood

Coordinator: Rhonda Lawhorne; Barringer 2334; 924-2096; rsl8n@virginia.edu

Duration: 4 weeks

Available: all Rotations

Report to: Attending on Service

Time and Place to Report: email Dr. Norwood a week prior to the beginning of rotation to plan time and place to report

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation:

Course Description: Students will join the attending faculty and fellows in evaluation, treatment and follow-up of children with fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, acute and chronic renal failure (including dialysis) and renal transplantation. The curriculum includes daily inpatient rounds, weekly outpatient clinics, and weekly clinical and research conferences. The student will perform initial evaluations of patients in the clinic and in-patient setting and may observe renal biopsies and transplants. Students will be expected to followup lab results, discuss plans with the attending, and translate those plans to the patient/family and to the medical record. Students are expected to take primary responsibility of assigned patients for purposes of interacting with all collaborators on the health care team. Students are expected to present a one hour conference to the team at the end of the rotation on a subject of the student's interest, with approval by the attending physician. Students are expected to proactively assess scheduled patients for desired learning opportunities and independently research and report on concepts of interest. Students may also observe ongoing basic science research in molecular biology and physiology of renal development. There will be no night call, weekend rounds or weekend call.

Goals and objectives: Expand medical knowledge and clinical applications of skills involved with evaluation and management of pediatric kidney diseases.

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