Clinical Training 2016-11-16T12:17:19+00:00

Clinical Training

  • Designed to provide experience and training in all aspects of Nephrology, and learning tools to maintain the educational process beyond the years of fellowship.
  • Acute consultation service receives 15-30 consults per week from the services of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Psychiatry.
  • Residents and fourth year medical students are part of the consult team and provide the fellows with an opportunity to teach.
  • Daily consult rounds are made with the attending physician.
  • Approximately 300 acute hemodialysis are performed monthly in association with our consultation functions.
  • Continuous renal replacement therapies in severely ill patients are performed regularly.
  • Nearly 150 renal biopsies are performed per year.
  • About 10 acute dialysis catheters are placed per week.
  • Offers complete training in chronic hemodialysis and maintenance peritoneal dialysis.
  • The Harbor-UCLA renal transplantation service performs 20-30 transplants per year.
  • First year fellows take a 1-month rotation to the UCLA Transplant service where greater than 300 renal transplants are performed yearly.
  • Trainees participate in pre-transplant evaluations, post-operative care, and long-term management of transplant recipients.
  • Outpatient experiences include Hypertension clinic, catering to patients with unusual causes of hypertension, or patients with more difficult management problems, cystic diseases, and renal calculi. Nephrology and Glomerular Diseases clinic cares for outpatients with a wide spectrum of problems, including systemic vasculitis, lupus, primary and other secondary forms of glomerular disease, diabetic nephropathy, and fluid and electrolyte disorders. Transplant and PD clinics provide long term care to renal transplant and PD patients. We care for approximately 80 PD patients with a team of experienced Nephrologists, PD nurses, nutritionists, and social workers.
  • Expert consultants are available to the nephrology fellow as he or she cares for patients with renal disease, including urologists, genitourinary radiologists, experts in nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, a vascular access nephrology interventionalist, and renal pathologists.
  • Trainees can develop proficiency in the interpretation of renal biopsies through attendance at renal biopsy conferences.
  • Trainees may choose hands-on experience in the performance and interpretation of renal ultrasound by choosing it as an elective research block.
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