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Electives - Infectious Disease

Clinical Infectious Disease

Elective Number: (Oasis E36a) 1611

Rotation Supervisors: Carlene Muto, MD

Coordinator:Rusty Smith

Duration: Maximum: 4 weeks; Minimum 2 weeks

Available: all rotations

Report to: ID Fellow on call - PIC 1369

Time to Report: 9:00 am

Place to Report: PIC 1369 for location

Typical Day: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 4

Course Description: The purpose of this elective is to acquaint students with the basic tenets of infectious diseases which are applicable to all areas of clinical medicine and surgery. Principles of host defense, microbial pathogenicity, prevention of infection, diagnosis of infection and antimicrobial therapy are covered. Students are an integral part of the consulting team for patients with infectious disease problems. They prepare consult notes and participate in rounds, conferences and seminars. Special sessions in the Infectious Diseases and Aids Clinic, the Venereal Disease Clinic and the clinical microbiology laboratory are provided. Small group seminars are held with the faculty on major topics. In addition, a tour of the microbiology laboratory will introduce students to relevant diagnostic tests and their interpretation.


  1. To describe the preswentation of common and uncommon syndromes of infectious diseases.
  2. To perform complete initial workups of patients with common and uncommon infectious diseases.
  3. To describe the rational use of antimicrobial agents
  4. To discuss the appropriate inpatient management of people living with HIV at presentation and in the chronic care stages of the disease.
  5. To understand principles of infection control in the patient setting.