Elective Title: 49UR714 — MEDICAL AND SURGICAL ASPECTS OF NEPHROLITHIASIS
This elective will expose medical students to both the medical and surgical aspects of nephrolithiasis. Students will have the opportunity to observe minimally invasive surgical techniques for the removal of urinary calculi and participate in the evaluation and treatment planning for stone prevention. In the operating room, students will be exposed to anatomic alterations in the kidney relevant to understanding the pathogenesis of various stone phenotypes. The student will see patients in the clinic and review laboratory evaluation and metabolic studies relevant to designing or adjusting regimens to minimize the risk of stone recurrence. In addition, students may participate in basic science experiments and participate in clinical research projects depending upon the student's interest.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Denise Monday (Dmonday@iuhealth.org)
Director: James Lingeman, M.D.
Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Sharon Moe M.D., James Williams Jr. Ph.D., James McAteer, Ph.D.
- 1) Describe various metabolic pathways for kidney stone formation (MK2)
- 2) Explain the indications for the various approaches for stone treatment (MK4)
- 3) Summarize various medications and dietary and fluid protocols used for stone prevention (MK4)
- 4) Analyze patient laboratory and radiographic evaluations and draw appropriate conclusions regarding treatment and prevention stones (PC3)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (observation, case presentations, and discussion with the faculty).
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
Time Distribution: 80% Clinical, 20% Library/Research
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Denise Monday at 317-962-8116 or DMonday@iuhealth.org..
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None