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Nephrology at Morristown Medical Center

Rotation at a Glance


Barry Eppinger, DO


Morristown Medical Center


2 or 4 weeks


  • July–June
  • 1 student per rotation; rotation starts on the first or third Monday of the month


Successful completion of all 3rd year clerkships


The nephrology elective familiarizes 4th year medical students with the workup and treatment of patients with renal diseases. 

Learning Experience

Students will:

  • Round daily in the hospital and dialysis unit with an attending nephrologist, having direct involvement in consultations and management of hospitalized and outpatient nephrology patients
  • Be acquainted with dialysis modalities (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)
  • Develop an approach to evaluating acute and chronic renal dysfunction, emphasizing electrolyte disturbances and acid-based disorders

Goals & Objectives

  • To become familiar with the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute and chronic renal disease
  • To be more adept with determining acid-based disturbances
  • To learn dialysis modalities: indications, advantages, and disadvantages to the different modalities

Feedback & Evaluation

The attending preceptor will provide consistent written evaluations and will offer feedback throughout the rotation. A final, written evaluation will be completed at the end of the rotation.