Rotation Curriculum Department of Medicine Residency Program Date Reviewed: 5 September 07 Rotation: Infectious Diseases Educational Purpose: To be able to diagnose and manage common infectious diseases seen by internists. Specific Objectives: To be able to diagnose and manage complex or suspected infections among inpatients referred to the infectious disease service. To be able to prescribe anti- microbial agents effectively, efficiently, and safely. To be able to facilitate appropriate use of the microbiological laboratory for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. . Teaching Methods: Supervised consultative patient care of infectious disease service inpatient, outpatients, or consultative patients. Readings: Harrison’s 16th Ed: Ch 254 Sepsis and Septic Shock, Ch 104 Introduction to Infectious Diseases, Ch 105 Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis, Ch 106 Approach to the Acutely Ill Infected Febrile Patient, Ch 109 Infective Endocarditis, Ch 110 Infectious of the Skin, Muscle and Soft Tissues, Ch 111 Osteomyelitis, Ch 114 Clostridium difficile-Associated disease, Ch 116 Hospital Acquired Infections, Ch 117 Infections in Transplant Patients, Ch 118 Treatment and Prophylaxis of Bacterial Infections, Ch 119 Pneumococcal Infections, Ch 120 Staphylococcal Infections, Ch 121 Streptococcal Infections, Ch 182 Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections, Ch 173 HIV Mix of diseases: Most patients will have acute and chronic infectious diseases and symptoms suggestive of inflammatory disease in the setting of medical co-morbid conditions such as immune deficiency, surgery, or debilitated state. Participating residents will attend HIV clinic at least one-half day weekly. Lines of Communication: Residents will be supervised on all patients by an attending infectious disease teaching physician. Inpatients and outpatients followed on the infectious service will have direct communication between patient and resident with orders written by residents and supervised by the attending. Residents on the consult service will present consultant findings in the chart after discussion with the attending. Expectations of Resident Competence: Residents are expected to be professionally diligent in all aspects of patient care and pursuit of educational knowledge and achieve the competency level of proficient in the general physical examination and independent clinical practice of common and moderately severe infectious diseases. Documentation of Evaluation: One45 global evaluation at end of rotation.
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