M2 Sequence Overview
Renal
Sequence Directors

Joel M. Weinberg, M.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine
Email: wnberg@umich.edu

Paul D. Killen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pathology
Email: pkillen@umich.edu

Sequence Description

This purpose of the M2 Renal sequence is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the pathophysiology of the kidney and the lower urinary tract as well as fluid and electrolyte disorders to provide the tools for clinical problem solving.

Overall goals are for students are listed below.

  1. Learn the pathophysiology of and be able to recognize and treat commonly occurring fluid and electrolyte problems.
  2. Describe the pathology, presentation, and management of glomerular and tubulointerstitial processes that damage the kidney.
  3. Identify the processes that contribute to the progression and systemic complications of chronic kidney disease and the major management considerations including dialysis and transplantation.
  4. Become familiar with the major urologic abnormalities of the kidneys, ureter, bladder and prostate and be able to describe treatment approaches for these conditions.