College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Infectious Disease Elective – Lima AHEC (4 weeks)

Title of Clerkship: Infectious Disease Elective – Lima AHEC (4 weeks)

Elective Year(s): Third Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Lima, Ohio

Course Number: MEDI 822

Blocks Available: All, when preceptors are available

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Ravi Kamepalli, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements: Students will spend most of their time learning the infectious disease processes by working with patients in the hospital setting, antibiotic infusion clinic and the wound care clinic.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of infections in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. EPOs: MK-4, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4, PC-7, PC-8
  2. Integrate knowledge of major pathogenic organisms with knowledge of antibiotic groups in the selection of appropriate antibiotic regimens. EPOs: PC-8 

Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Small group – clinical skills
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  4. Lecture/media
  5. Independent study
  6. Outpatient rounds
  7. Inpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation
  3. Case write-up
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

AHEC Office Contact: Roni Kaufman, M.Ed., Lima Area Health Education Center (LAHEC) Director
Phone Number: 1-419-227-4803

Special Requirements: None

Last Updated: 2/20/23