Program Coordinator: Carla McWilliams, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 2

Prerequisite

Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.

Objectives

To familiarize students with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with both common and unusual infectious diseases.

Description

Students make hospital rounds with the infectious disease faculty and evaluate and examine patients with a variety of infectious diseases. The student is assigned to patients on the infectious disease consult service and expected to follow their patients daily until discharge. The student is expected to read about the medical conditions encountered and is required to choose a case to present at the end of the rotation with evidence based recommendations on the diagnosis and management of that condition to the Infectious Disease Preceptor.

The student will be given the opportunity to rotate through the outpatient Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Clinic. This opportunity provides further insight into the management of common outpatient infectious diseases such as sexually transmitted infections, HIV medicine, pre transplant evaluations, recurrent MRSA infections and so forth.

The student will have the opportunity to spend half day in the Microbiology laboratory assisting with microbiological data collection and analysis.

The student will be expected to attend all mandatory teaching rounds with the Internal Medicine residents such as Clinical Conferences, Grand Rounds, CPC, M&M and departmental conferences or presentations. The student will have the option to participate in Infection Control rounds and/or Committee meetings. The student is expected to attend daily rounds with the infectious disease attending on call.

The attendance policy for this rotation is strictly enforced. No make-up shifts are allowed.

Evaluation

Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.