Medicine * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Nephrology
Course Number: ME-425
Elective Type: B1 
Coordinator(s):   Robert M. Black, M.D.  (Primary)
Contact: Jaquelyn Golas
Department: Renal Medicine
Sites Available: St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center
Months Offered: M3, M6, M7, M9, and M10
Number of
Prerequisites: 4th Year Students

Elective Description:
To teach medical students the correct approach to simple and complex acid-base and electrolyte problems, acute kidney injury, and hypertension. Students will also learn practical aspects of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as continuous renal replacement therapies (e.g. CVVH) and will have in-depth ongoing sessions on glomerulonephritis.  Renal transplantation and kidney stone disease will also be covered.  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, Suite 380, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA  01608
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