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Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases (Florida)

Description

Students attend daily Internal Medicine morning report and make rounds with the consultant on the hospital Infectious Disease Service. They also attend scheduled noon conferences in Internal Medicine. Students have the opportunity to evaluate new inpatient consultations and ongoing clinical care. Schedule allowing, there is also the opportunity to observe outpatient visits and consultations. Time is available to visit the microbiology lab. Infectious disease consultants and fellows directly supervise students.

Prerequisites

A USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX 2 board score is required to be submitted with your application materials.

Specific goals

  1. Gain exposure to the specialty of infectious disease and the microbiology lab.
  2. Present cases and formulate a differential diagnosis.
  3. Gain experience in the workup and management of patients with various infectious diseases.

Activity Outline

On the Infectious Disease Service, students are responsible for evaluating patients, presenting them to the supervising consultant, and following the patients' care.

Method of evaluation

All supervising consultants provide a written description of their students' performance. The program coordinator then writes a single summary letter.