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.
Students per Module
Maximum of one