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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases (Minnesota)

Description

The infectious diseases clerkship consists of daily hospital rounds with bedside teaching, patient workups and management, and attendance at infectious diseases education lectures. Students are expected to make daily rounds with the consultant and residents on the service. They perform many of the duties of an internal medicine resident while under close supervision by a resident in internal medicine and a fellow in infectious diseases. Students are expected to work up one patient daily (except Sunday) and follow them through their hospital stay. Students are required to make daily progress notes in the medical chart and formulate a plan of care, which is reviewed with the medical resident.

Specific goals

  1. Develop and improve history taking and physical examination skills.
  2. Learn to organize and clearly present the pertinent points of a medical examination.
  3. Learn the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
  4. Learn the approach to, and acquire some experience in, infectious disorders.
  5. Review and gain experience in the use of antimicrobial agents.
  6. Gain experience in general internal medicine.
  7. Learn how to use the medical literature in problem solving.
  8. Develop a compassionate and reassuring relationship with assigned patients.

Activity Outline

Morning (AM)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30-11
Hospital Rounds In Marian Hall 5-518
8:30-11
Hospital Rounds in Marian Hall 5-518
8:30-11
Hospital Rounds in Marian Hall 5-518
  1. 7:30-8:30
    ID Case Conference (Walters Hall 8-459 Alfred)
  2. 8:30-11
    Hospital Rounds in Marian Hall 5-518
8:30-11
Hospital Rounds in Marian Hall 5-518

Afternoon (PM)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
    0 12:00
Medical Grand Rounds, Phillips Hall
   
1:30-5
Patient workups and afternoon rounds on assigned patients
1:30-5
Patient workups and afternoon rounds on assigned patients
1:30-5
Patient workups and afternoon rounds on assigned patients
1:30-5
Patient workups and afternoon rounds on assigned patients
1:30-5
Patient workups and afternoon rounds on assigned patients

Weekend

Saturday
8:30-Noon
Hospital Rounds

Method of evaluation

At the end of the elective, the hospital staff consultants complete a written evaluation form.