Meet Neph Sim: A Mobile-Friendly Nephrology Teaching Tool

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Neph Sim (click to access the tool) is a mobile-friendly nephrology teaching tool designed for medical students, residents, and fellows.Users choose an interactive case and work their way from history and physical exam  to diagnostics tests and ultimately the final diagnosis and case summary:

Neph Sim users can learn or teach how to establish a differential diagnosis, understand pathophysiology, and review urinalysis, ultrasound, kidney pathology, vascular access, kidney transplantation, acid-base physiology, electrolyte disturbances, and more.

Tutorials like “Pathology 101”, “Spin Urine”, and “Acid/Base” are available for reference:


Check out this video that describes the tool in more detail.

“Neph Sim”, one of the winners of the 2018 ASN Innovation in Kidney Education Contest, was developed by Samira Farouk, MD (@ssfarouk) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY and Rachel Hilburg, MD (@RachelHilburg) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

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