Getting Started:

Out-Pt. Renal Clinic Rotation Information

 

Many Residents opt for an elective rotation through our out-patient offices. These rotations are set-up through the Internal Medicine Chief Residents and last for either a 2 or 4-week period. The goal of the rotation is see the whole spectrum of out-patient Nephrology including the out-patient work-up and management of various nephrologic disorders, as well as the management of end-stage renal disease both with renal replacement therapy (HD and PD) and renal transplantation.


Make sure to review the Learning Objectives for the rotation.


The Resident should plan on attending various out-patient ESRD (HD, PD and home-HD, and transplant) as well as the Attending and Fellow General Nephrology Continuity Clinics. They also have the option of going to the Nephrology Fellow and Attending noon teaching conferences, although the Internal Medicine run noon conferences should always take precedence. In addition, the Resident’s own out-patient continuity clinic will also always take precedence over any Renal Rotation clinics or conferences. The Resident should plan on attending the weekly Renal Biopsy Conference. This is the Nephrology Clinic and Conference Schedule 7.19.pdf as well as a recommended Resident's Daily Schedule 7.19.pdf . The Residents should also plan on rounding in the hemodialysis unit at least once with a Fellow or Attending.


The out-patient offices (for everything except renal transplant clinic) are located at 1426 W. Washington in the Chicago Respiratory Diseases building just NE of the hospital across the expressway at the corner of Ogden and Washington,  Map. You can park anywhere in the free parking lot. The hemodialysis unit is called “Circle Medical Management”, and the physician practice is called “E.J. Lewis and Associates”. Both are located at the same address, same building, same entry.

Transplant clinic is in the Professional Building, Suite 161, elevator 3.

 

Residents should plan to arrive at 1426 W. Washington by 9:00 AM on the Monday starting the rotation. They can go to the Fellow’s office where they may store their coat/books, and hang out between activities. One of the Fellows will orient you. As there is not always a conference every week, Residents should get daily updates from the Fellows.


 You should try to read as much as possible to enhance your learning experience, The fourth edition of Schrier, Renal and Electrolyte Disorders, as well as two books by Rose, Pathophysiology of Renal Disease and Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, are excellent sources of information in addition to standard textbooks of medicine. A number of articles are available for reference: Reading Resources.