Table 4.

Resident self-assessment as determined by ability to perform rotation-specific skill

Rotation-Specific SkillsMean Ability To Perform Skill (SD)Comparison (P Value)
Control Cohort (N=29)Classroom Cohort (N=38)
I can generate a differential diagnosis for ARF4.5 (0.6)4.7 (0.5)0.07
I can prioritize a workup for ARF4.5 (0.6)4.7 (0.4)0.04
I can explain basic principles and indications of the three types of RRT: intermittent hemodialysis, continuous hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis4.3 (0.7)4.4 (0.5)0.58
I recognize the indications for renal biopsy3.6 (1.0)4.1 (0.7)0.02
I will be able to apply principles learned on this rotation to the care of patients with CKD in my outpatient practice4.3 (0.8)4.5 (0.6)0.38
I can explain the causes and workup of disorders of sodium balance to an intern on my general medicine service4.3 (0.7)4.4 (0.5)0.41
I can explain the causes and workup of disorders of water balance to an intern on my general medicine service4.3 (0.7)4.3 (0.5)0.54
I can interpret a urinalysis and urine electrolyte studies4.4 (0.6)4.5 (0.5)0.46
  • The assessment was based on a five-point scale (1, never; 2, infrequently; 3, sometimes; 4, most of the time; 5, always).