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MED 302B. Infectious Diseases Clerkship (PAVAMC)

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Department
Medicine
Courses      Clerkships


Description
The infectious diseases clerkship features an active inpatient service at the Palo Alto VA, which averages one to two 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. The Palo Alto VA maintains an active HIV primary care clinic, as well as a weekly general infectious diseases clinic that provides a broad experience in the outpatient management of common infectious diseases problems. Students attend daily patient rounds, weekly infectious diseases conferences, clinical microbiology rounds, 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.

Prerequisites
Medicine 300A.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 2 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
On the first day of the rotation, page the Stanford general infectious diseases fellow through the Stanford page operator: (650) 723-6661 at 8:30 am.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 1

Director:
David Relman, M.D.

Other Faculty
A. Chary, M. Holodniy, J. Parsonnet, C. Renault, U. Singh.

Coordinator
Amekia Sims, (650-493-5000 x62385.)


 

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