Nephrology Fellowship Program
Rotation Description as IM-Resident
Program Director: Enrique Ortiz Kidd
Description: Nephrology is a medical discipline concerned with disorders related to the kidney and Genito-urinary system of the adult. Some representative disorders include Acute and Chronic Renal Failure, Renal Replacement Therapy, Water, Electrolytes and Acid Base Disorders, Glomerular Diseases, Obstructive Uropathy and Nephrolithiasis. Residents rotating in the service have the responsibility of the medical care of patients of the to the University Renal Center.
lnternal Medicine PGY-2 residents have a 4-week rotation where they are assigned to the medical care and follow up of patients evaluated by our service. While in this rotation residents will evaluate patients at our three clinics, General Nephrology on Mondays, Renal Transplant on Tuesdays, and Chronic Kidney Disease on Wednesdays. During the rest of the rotation, the PGY-2 residents will be part of the multidisciplinary team assigned to the care of the End Stage Renal Disease population currently receiving Renal Replacement therapy at our institution while under direct supervision of Nephrology Faculty member and by the Nephrology fellows. Duties include face-to-face interaction and evaluation of said patients, formal case presentations with the multidisciplinary team, new patient admissions, and weekly progress notes.
The residents are expected to join in and actively participate in Ward Rounds during which the team will discuss thoroughly all patients consulted during the month to the Nephrology Service. This activity shall serve as a didactic experience together with bi-weekly Nephrology conferences and the preparation of a conference to be given on the last week of the rotation, the subject of which needs to be Nephrology related.