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Elective Title: 02MR701 — CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY


This course will provide good experience of both acute and chronic renal failure and its evaluation and management. All facets of nephrology, including hypertension and renal stone disease are covered. Acute hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis will be available. Rotation with staff in consultative nephrology and active student participation should provide excellent opportunity to gain experience in complex medical care. A research paper is negotiable. Students will spend 50% of their elective time with inpatient and 50% with outpatient care.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Irfan Munir, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Nephrology Associates of Northern Indiana (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate patients with both chronic and acute renal failure (PC1)
  • 2) Describe the various forms of dialysis used with renal patients as well as other treatment options (MK5)
  • 3) Interpret renal function tests and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Students are evaluated by observation, case presentation, and discussion and review of literature with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.� All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator - Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) for director�s approval.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The students a get chance to interact with FP residents, and PA or NP students depending on the timing on rotation.

Service Learning Included: None