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MED 302B: Infectious Diseases Clerkship

Open to visitors. The infectious diseases clerkship features an active inpatient service at the Palo Alto VA, which averages one to three new consults per day. As a consulting specialty service within the Department of Medicine, participants are able to see a wide variety of community-acquired and nosocomial infections. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical and diagnostic reasoning, as well as in developing a good working knowledge of antimicrobial agents and a rational approach for their use. The training and teaching opportunities are rich because of the case mix (medical, surgical, ICU) and patient populations that are seen at the Palo Alto VA. The service is supervised on a daily basis by the infectious diseases fellow, who will work closely with students rotating on the clinical service. Students attend daily patient rounds, weekly infectious diseases conferences, and may attend other research or patient-care conferences at the VA and/or Stanford. Two-week rotations are possib more »
Open to visitors. The infectious diseases clerkship features an active inpatient service at the Palo Alto VA, which averages one to three new consults per day. As a consulting specialty service within the Department of Medicine, participants are able to see a wide variety of community-acquired and nosocomial infections. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical and diagnostic reasoning, as well as in developing a good working knowledge of antimicrobial agents and a rational approach for their use. The training and teaching opportunities are rich because of the case mix (medical, surgical, ICU) and patient populations that are seen at the Palo Alto VA. The service is supervised on a daily basis by the infectious diseases fellow, who will work closely with students rotating on the clinical service. Students attend daily patient rounds, weekly infectious diseases conferences, and may attend other research or patient-care conferences at the VA and/or Stanford. Two-week rotations are possible, but four weeks is preferred. Course objectives and resources are provided at the beginning of the rotation. Prereq: Medicine 300A. Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 2 students per period. Reporting Instructions: On the first day of the rotation, page the Palo Alto VA infectious diseases fellow through the Stanford page operator: (650) 723-6661 at 8:30 am. Units: 6. Call Code: 1.Director: David Relman, M.D. Other Faculty: A. Chary, M. Holodniy, J. Parsonnet, C. Renault, U. Singh, D. Winslow. Coord: Marian Askew (650-493-5000 x64209, marian.askew@va.gov.) (PAVAMC)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6
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