This rotation will take place in various outpatient clinics at all 3 sites as well as on the nephrology inpatient consult services. Residents will interact with both fellows and attendings. Making use of these settings has afforded us the opportunity to expose house staff to diverse patient populations, pathologies, diagnostic and interventional modalities, and practice settings.

This rotation is a one to four (4) week structured clinical experience under direct supervision designed for Internal Medicine residents in order accomplish the following goals:.

  • Enhance the general fund of knowledge of nephrology, acid/base/fluids and electrolytes:
    • Residents will participate in attending rounds and small group lectures/discussions, attend the Nephrology Grand Round lecture series given at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.
  • Provide education in major clinical aspects of nephrology
    • The rotation will provide both an inpatient component and an ambulatory component. All aspects of nephrology will be covered including but not limited to CKD, inpatient and chronic outpatient hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, ICU nephrology, AKI, glomerulonephritis, nephrolithiasis, electrolyte disturbances, and renal transplantation. One 4-week block can provide the resident with a well-rounded nephrology experience during their residency. The rotation can be repeated for residents who want an enhanced nephrology exposure.
  • Increase interest in nephrology as a potential subspecialty for residents.
    • It is hoped that this exposure to the breadth of nephrology will offer undifferentiated residents an overview of the discipline to inform their consideration of nephrology as a career.

Parkland Renal Consults

  • Location: New Parkland Hospital (NPH) Dialysis Unit Conference Room, 14th floor (14.485)
  • Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Friday.
  • 1-2 residents will be assigned to this week at any given time

CUH Renal Consults

  • Location: Workroom 7.313. If no one there, look in the CUH Dialysis unit on the 7th floor.
  • Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Friday.
  • 0 to 2 residents will be assigned to this week at any given time

CUH Renal Transplant Consults

  • Location: Workroom 7.313. If no one there, look in the CUH Dialysis unit on the 7th floor.
  • Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Friday.
  • 0 to 2 residents will be assigned to this week at any given time

VA Renal Consults

  • Location: VA Dialysis Unit Conference Room, please page the VA Renal Fellow at 8am for access to the renal workroom
  • Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Friday.
  • 1 residents will be assigned to this week at any given time

Clinics

Small Group Learning 
Parkland Renal Transplant Clinic 
Parkland CKD clinic 
Parkland Glomerulonephritis Clinic

Parkland HD Teaching

VA Stone Clinic 

VA Renal Clinic
VA Outpatient HD
VA Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic
Davita Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic