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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 551-Pediatric Nephrology

Course Director: Arundhati S. Kale, M.D.
Course Faculty: Eileen D. Brewer, M.D.,Arundhati S. Kale, M.D.,Mini Michael, M.D.,Ewa Elenberg, M.D.,Scott Edward Wenderfer, M.D.,Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, M.D.,Joseph R. Angelo, M.D.,Michael C. Braun, M.D.,Alvaro Orjuela, M.C.,Adnan Safdar, M.B.B.S.,Shweta Shah, M.B.B.S.,Rossana Malatesta Muncher,Alisa A. Acosta, M.P.H.,Sarah Jane Marlin Swartz, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1B,1C,2A,2B,3A,3B,3C,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatrics
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Elective closed during the months of April, July, November The elective is designed to provide exposure to evaluation, work up, and management of patients with renal disease in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The student will be exposed to common and complex nephrology management issues, including acute and chronic renal replacement therapies and renal transplantation. The student will also be presented with opportunities to interact with members of an extensive multi-disciplinary team vital to comprehensive chronic nephrology care.
Learning Activities
The elective is a combined outpatient and inpatient clinical experience. Time will be divided between exposure to outpatient clinic sessions and inpatient consultations, with close interactions with inpatient faculty, fellows, and residents. Depending on the student's interests, more time for outpatient clinic experience may be arranged. Formal teaching rounds are held daily at the hospital. Numerous teaching conferences are held, including bi-weekly renal pathology conferences, faculty lectures, monthly journal club meetings, hospital grand rounds, and informal teaching sessions to pediatric residents. During the rotation, the learner will interact one-on-one with faculty. Time commitment: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Evaluation Methods
Students will receive feedback at the end of the rotation from the Program Director and the faculty members who the student interacted with. Evaluation will be based on the student's performance in clinic sessions and inpatient consultation, and in the above learning experiences. They will also be required to give a 30-45 minute presentation on the topic of his/her choice.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
9:00 am first day of rotation; Renal Services Office - 2nd Floor, TCH Feigin Center, 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 245
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Estrella Garcia
Contact Phone: 832-824-3888
Contact Fax: 832-825-9330
Contact Location: Renal Services Office - 2nd Floor, TCH Feigin Center, 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 245

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