Program Coordinator: Dianne Sandy, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full time


Completion of core clerkship in medicine.


To provide students with a case experience in diagnosis and treatment of patients with hypertension and renal disease.


Students are expected to examine patients presenting with hypertension and renal disease. Supervised by a staff physician, students present a case in an organized and logical fashion including the discussion of pertinent urine exams, renal ultrasounds and other nephrological tests. The students will also be given a core curriculum with typical case scenarios and questions pertinent to the case. Staff physicians will discuss these cases and provide student with relevant literature. Ten to twelve typical cases will be discussed during the elective rotation. Students will participate in hospital and outpatient cases, teaching conferences and other medical conferences and grand rounds during the elective rotation. At the end of the rotation, the student is expected to be able to evaluate, choose correct diagnostic tests and treatments of common hypertension and nephrology problems.


Evaluations are completed and discussed with the student at the end of the rotation. A report will be given to deans and phase coordinators upon request.