Ascension Providence Hospital Nephrology

Faculty Contact: Fawaz Al-Ejel, MD
                             Muhammad Ahsan, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 2 weeks (MSUCHM only) or 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 3

Work Hours: Weekdays; no call

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE completion for MSUCHM Students; completion of internal medicine core clerkship for students from other schools

MSUCHM Course #: MED 612

General: This clinical clerkship includes exposure to nephrology in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The inpatient setting includes learning about the evaluation and treatment of the kidney patient, acute kidney injury, fluid management, acute dialysis, acid base disorders and electrolyte disorders.  The outpatient clinic includes learning renal physiology, the workup and management of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, renal osteodystrophy, glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, hematuria and transplant.  The student will also participate in dialysis rounds where the focus will be on learning about outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and the management of end stage renal disease patients.

Goals & Objectives: The student elective program at Ascension Providence Hospital in Maternal-Fetal Medicine has the following objectives:

Recommended Reading:

  • Primer on Kidney Diseases, 7th Edition, Arthur Greenberg, M.D.

Evaluation: The Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.