Nov 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 45051 - Nephrology-VAMC

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The student will be exposed to a wide variety of renal diseases of varying stages of severity. Individual patients will be assigned for each student to follow during the rotation. Experience in managing patients with fluid and electrolyte problems, acid-base problems and various aspects of hypertension also will be provided. The student will have the opportunity to observe patients receiving hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and who have had renal transplantation. Daily conferences and rounds will be conducted by the nephrology staff. Regular conferences include journal club, biopsy conference, physiology seminar and general nephrology conferences (case orientation). Outpatient experience will include weekly renal clinic.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: VA Medical Center
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Barry Wall -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Barry Wall -
Course Coordinator: Stefano Cannioto - - 901-448-6809

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation

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