Nephrology in Internal Medicine

Foundational learning in nephrology

Nephrology is an integral part of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. PGY2 internal medicine residents participate in a four-week rotation on the nephrology inpatient unit, where patients receive tertiary specialist care. You will be part of a team of one to two medical students, one to two residents and an attending staff supervisor.

PGY2 and PGY3 residents can join the Division of Nephrology for a four-week clinic/consult rotation, where you will be exposed to all facets of outpatient nephrology coupled with a stimulating inpatient consult experience.

While on service with the division, residents attend robust educational sessions including nephrology academic rounds, case rounds, journal club, transplant grand rounds, house staff edcation rounds and renal pathology rounds.

We also provide seminars as part of the internal medicine academic half-day curriculum. Topics include nephrology emergencies, water and electrolyte disorders, urinalysis, hematuria and proteinuria, acid-base and nephrolithiasis, acute renal failure, renal biopsy indications and complications, tubulointerstitial disease, and inherited kidney disease.