Medicine * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Nephrology
Course Number: ME-425
Elective Type: B1 
Coordinator(s):

Robert Black M.D.  (Primary) robert.black@reliantmedicalgroup.org or
robert.black@fallon-clinic.com 

Contact:  Kimberly Pelczarski, LPN
Kimberly.Pelczarski@reliantmedicalgroup.org
Or 508-363-6126  

Department: Renal Medicine
Sites Available: St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center
Months Offered: M2, M5, M7, M9, and M10
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: 4th year student 
Elective Description: To teach medical students the correct approach to simple and complex acid-base and electrolyte problems, acute renal failure, and hypertension. Students will also learn practical aspects of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (including CAPD, and CCPD) CVVH, and renal transplantation and will have in-depth ongoing sessions on glomerulonephritis. Students attend interhospital renal rounds and have daily didactic sessions to review common, as well as, unusual and complex problems in nephrology and hypertension. 
Note: NA
Location:  St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA  01608    www.mapquest.com
Website: http://www.svh-wmc.com/welcome-students.php