Department of Pediatrics

Resident Elective



  • Development of skills in the diagnosis of congenital and acquired renal diseases
  • Evaluation and management of hypertension in childhood
  • Management of fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Acquisition of knowledge about the normal physiology of the kidney, especially with regard to regulation of body water, electrolyte, and acid-base metabolism

Residents' Training


During the course of training, residents:

  • Participate in the evaluation and management of children with renal diseases, hypertension and electrolyte problems in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • See patients admitted to the inpatient renal service as well as participate in interesting consultations at both Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital. Inpatient rounds are conducted daily with a renal faculty member for one-on-one teaching.
  • See children with a faculty teacher in the Renal Clinic at least one half-day weekly. The resident is encouraged but not required to review and present one topic at a renal conference during the month.
  • Attend a bimonthly renal biopsy conference, a monthly uroradiology conference, and a weekly renal fellows conference for didactic and interactive teaching.
  • Are introduced to the management of patients with end-stage renal disease, including chronic dialysis and renal transplantation, and patients with acute renal failure, including acute dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. No call is expected.



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