Renal and Electrolyte Disorders (M-141)


The student will be exposed to patients with disturbances in fluid and acid-base balance complex electrolyte abnormalities, as well as other renal diseases not necessarily associated with cancer. They will also be exposed to the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute renal failure, including dialysis and hemofiltration. Ten to 20 new patients are seen each week. Students will act as consultants under supervision. Daily rounds are made with an attending physician, fellow, and medical resident. A small urinalysis laboratory, which includes a double-headed teaching microscope, is available for detailed examination of the urine sediment. Students may also attend the outpatient renal clinic and the three weekly conferences (renal pathology conference, nephrology lecture, and renal consultation rounds) held jointly with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Renal Service.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

A previous Memorial Sloan Kettering clinical elective.


One module

Students per Module

Maximum of one

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
K (May 1 - May 26)