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Elective Title: 53MR701 — CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY


During this elective the student will have clinical experience in the management and diagnosis of patients' renal diseases, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities and critical illnesses. An emphasis is placed on understanding patients with chronic illnesses by addressing their physical, psychological, and social problems. The emphasis of the rotation will be on taking care of in-hospital patients and seeing office patients, with enough education on dialysis to make the student comfortable during the rotation. Students are taught to interpret renal function tests, acid base abnormalities, and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. Renal transplant follow-ups are performed during office visits. These experiences will be implemented through daily ward rounds, ICU rounds, office visits and adhoc teaching.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: Deepak Jasuja, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: Columbus Regional Health (940 N. Marr Rd, Suite B, Columbus, IN 47201)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the etiology of common Nephrology conditions (MK2)
    2. Diagnose and develop at treatment plan for common renal conditions (PC3)
    3. Recognize indications for and interpret tests used in the evaluation of a renal patient (PC3)
    4. Demonstrate an appropriate physical exam of the chronic and acute patient (PC1)
    5. Apply basic knowledge of dialysis in the outpatient and inpatient care setting (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th Year

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP- Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu) Housing available on a first come/first serve basis.  Please contact Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu) as soon as you schedule the elective if housing is needed.  All immunizations, screenings, BLS, required IUH educational modules and IUSM educational modules must be up to date prior to starting this elective.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None