In-patient consultations. Performed by student Monday through Friday mornings.
Goals: To enhance fund of knowledge in pediatric infectious diseases and to develop clinical acumen in assessment of child with serious/recurrent infections.
Anticipate student will perform eight-to-ten inpatient consultations per week and see six-to-eight outpatients.
Didactics will be ongoing and correlate with patient/clinical experience.
Responsible faculty: Jennifer Schuster, MD
Administrative assistant: Roberta Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org), (816) 234-3061
Contact person: April Gerry, BS (email@example.com), (816) 234-1367
Elective duration: One month
Prerequisites: Completion of the Core Pediatric Clerkship with a minimum of four weeks of inpatient pediatrics. Must be in the fourth/sixth year of medical school.
Description: This is a one-month block rotation. It is vacation eligible. The purpose of this rotation is to expose medical students to a variety of infectious disease diagnoses. Basic concepts in infectious disease epidemiology and antimicrobial pharmacology will be covered. The focus will be on inpatient consultation.
Criteria for passing: Satisfactory performance on the clinical evaluation.
Criteria for honors: Outstanding performance on the clinical evaluation.