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Nephrology at Overlook Medical Center

Rotation at a Glance


Medicine subspecialties are taught one-on-one by physicians who practice in the field and are a blend of outpatient and inpatient teaching experiences (depending upon the physician’s patient mix during rotation dates).  Medical students meet their preceptors at their preceptors’ offices (which may be on campus at Overlook Medical Center, or near it, but not necessarily on campus) and may or may not be traveling to Overlook Medical Center to round on patients, or for procedures.


Four weeks or two weeks, depending upon preceptor availability:

  • Four-week rotations start on the first Monday of the month
  • Two-week rotations start on the first or third Monday of the month




Successful completion of all third-year core clerkships


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

Learning Experience:

Students will:

  • Round with a physician in the hospital and dialysis unit
  • Have directed involvement in nephrology consultations and the management of nephrology patients in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Become acquainted with dialysis modalities, including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Develop an approach to the evaluation of chronic renal dysfunction, electrolyte disturbances, and acid-based disorders

Students are welcome to attend daily house staff conferences and noon report

Goals & Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute and chronic renal disease
  • To acquaint the student with dialysis modalities

Feedback & Evaluation

Feedback and final evaluation will be done by the attending preceptor.  Students will also evaluate their preceptors and the elective.