IMED661NM.11 (Las Vegas)

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Nephrology
  • Short Name: IMED661NM.11 Nephrology
  • Course Number: IMED661NM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Marvin J Bernstein, M.D.
    • Dr. Raj Singh, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • Knowledge of different types of acid bases disorders;
  • Clinical approach to hematuria and proteinuria;
  • Kidney Function Studies; Knowledge of electrolyte disorders;
  • The effects of the kidney and pregnancy; Diagnostic approach to glomerulonephritis;
  • Knowledge of the Liver-Kidney interrelationship;
  • Knowledge of principles of all nephrology testing, indications, and implications of results; Be prepared to perform an examination on a renal patient;
  • Knowledge of the acute renal failure, chronic renal failure processes, and diabetic nephropathy - their diagnosis, treatment and natural history;
  • Management of hypertension, dialysis, obstructive uropathy; Knowledge of drugs and the kidney, their uses and major interactions;
  • Each student should prepare and present at least one subject in nephrology as decided with the attending; Independent interpretation of urinary sediment.

Description of Rotation

Daily rounds on hospital inpatients. Students should participate in all sessions and activities sponsored by the Nephrology division, such as, morning report, case conferences, attending rounds, journal club, fluid and electrolyte conference and renal consults, and lectures on various topics. Viewing of all techniques associated with kidney needle biopsy, acute hemodialysis (femoral catheter, subclavian catheter) and acute peritoneal dialysis (catheter insertion). Attendance at renal ambulatory clinic during rotation.


  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Fauci AS (editor)
  • Up-to-Date.
  • Articles to be provided.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation is subjective and based on direct supervision and observation during this rotation. Emphasis will be placed on the history & physical exam as it pertains to the renal patient.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

To schedule an elective, please contact Anthony Terrell

Ph: (702) 671-2348