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Electives - Infectious Disease
Clinical Infectious Disease
Elective Number: (Oasis E36a) 1611
Rotation Supervisors: Carlene Muto, MD
Coordinator: Jim McGowan
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.
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.