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Infectious Disease Selective

Selective Number: (Oasis S36d) 1646

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Dillingham

Available: all Rotations

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: The Inpatient infectious disease fellow on-call (PIC 1369)

Time to Report: 9:00 am

Place to Report: TBA with fellow

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

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Students will make rounds with the Infectious Disease fellow, the residents, and the attending physician every morning. Students will spend the afternoons in conferences and clinics. Each student will work up and present a case of his or her own choosing at Case Conference. Each student will present one article at Infectious Disease Journal Club. This will take place on either the first or second Friday of the rotation. In General Infectious Disease and HIV AIDS clinics, students will see patients with the resident or the fellow but will in some circumstances see the patients alone and present directly to the attending physician. Students will gain experience with all aspects on inpatient and outpatient infectious disease including nosocomial infections, infections in the impaired hosts, HIV/AIDS, and rational use of antibiotics. In addition, a tour of the microbiology lab will introduce students to relevant diagnostic tests and their interpretation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Presentation of common and uncommon syndromes of infectious disease
  2. Initial workup of patients with common and uncommon syndromes of infectious disease
  3. Rational use of antimicrobial agents
  4. Management of HIV/AIDS
  5. Public health considerations in common and uncommon syndromes of infectious disease