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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Educational objectives:

  • 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 (, (816) 234-3061 

Contact person: April Gerry, BS (, (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.

Calls: No

Criteria for passing: Satisfactory performance on the clinical evaluation.

Criteria for honors: Outstanding performance on the clinical evaluation.