Divisions: Infectious Disease
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases offers an elective for pediatric residents during the second or third year of training. During the elective, residents gain an awareness of the role of the Infectious Disease specialist in working with primary care providers and acquire knowledge and experience to manage patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic infectious diseases.
This rotation enables residents to gain competency in the diagnosis and management of a patient with an infectious disease and understand the principles of disease control, prevention of nosocomial infections and immunization programs.
Residents have the opportunity to see patients in the Infectious Disease clinic and on the Pediatric inpatient service; and Pediatric and Neonatal ICU. Time is also allotted for a tour of the Microbiology/Virology Lab with the Director for a review of available diagnostic laboratory tools/assays. During the elective ample time is devoted to reviewing a variety of infectious disease topics with the attending physician.
Deepa Mukundan, MD