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Department of Pediatrics Elective Catalog Infectious Disease Elective

Infectious Disease Elective

Preceptor: Gail Shust, MD
Course Code: 13-07
Telephone: (646) 501-4941

Prerequisites: Pediatric Clerkship


Students will work with the Pediatric Infectious Diseases consult service to follow both in- and out-patient cases. They will serve as an active team participant, and, based on their experience and comfort level, will be responsible for their own case load, under the supervision of the fellow and attending. Infectious disease conferences, both adult and pediatric, are also part of the curriculum.

Objectives of the Elective

The objectives of the elective are to expose the student to both in- and out-patient management of pediatric infectious diseases with special focus on microbiology, pathophysiology and antibiotic management.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. History and physical exam of new consults in conjunction with the fellow.
  2. Presentation of new cases (as assigned by the fellow) to the attending and the rest of the ID team during rounds.
  3. Once assigned patient(s), student will follow the case and follow up on labs, imaging, etc. daily for the duration of patient’s course.
  4. Short (10-15 min) oral presentation of student’s choosing to be presented toward the end of the elective at division meeting.

Didactic Program

Division Meeting Mondays, 2pm
Microlab Rounds Wednesdays, 12pm
ID Case Conference Thursdays, 8am
ID Grand Rounds Fridays, 8am

Method of Evaluation

Students will be evaluated on knowledge base, oral presentation skills and clinical competency by team members with whom they have worked the most.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All Year except July

Report to: Email Dr. Shust ( one week prior to starting elective for details regarding where/when to meet.

Students per period: 2

Duration: 4 weeks