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Electives - Infectious Disease
Infectious Disease - Salem
Elective Number: 1633 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Stephanie Nagy-Agren / Dr Shikha Vasudeva
Designated Signer: Clerkship Director or Attending on Duty
Evaluation should be given to: Dr. Nagy-Agren
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: Rotations 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
A pager is required and will be provided by Medical Service.
Coordinator Office Phone/Email: Linda.Ferguson-Saunders@va.gov ext 2202 / Brenda.Casinger2@va.gov ext 2204
Time to Report: 1:00 pm
Place to Report: Building 143 C1-56; room 1EF-115 or 1EF-116
Typical day: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The ID clinic elective allows student participation in the evaluation and management of individuals with infections. Students will evaluate and discuss patients with the ID attending and Resident. The Tuesday clinic focuses primarily on individuals with HIV infection. The Thursday and Friday clinics focus on chronic infections such as Hepatitis C, osteomyelitis and MTB. Inpatient consult rounds occur daily. The student will have the opportunity to further his/her understanding of the following areas:
Students attend weekly ID case conferences at Carilion followed by a noon lecture. The student spends one or two mornings in the clinical microbiology laboratory at the VA Medical Center to gain perspective for the laboratory work-up of clinical microbiology specimens. Attendance at other clinical conferences in Internal Medicine will also be possible. Humanistic characteristics are emphasized in the evaluation.