College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Infectious Disease Elective – UTMC

Title of Clerkship: Infectious Disease Elective – UTMC (M3)

Elective Year(s): Third Year

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: The University of Toledo Medical Center

Course Number: MEDI 763

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students per Block: 2 total; either M3 or M4

Faculty: Joan Duggan, M.D.; C. Georgescu, M.D.; Michael Ellis, M.D., Joel Kammeyer, M.D., Hend Elsaghir, M.D., Caytlin Deering, D.O., Jennifer Hanrahan, D.O., Haroon Shah, D.O., Komal Masood, M.D., Caitlyn Hollingshead, M.D.

Elective Description / Requirements:
The student is expected to know how to evaluate patients who present with common infectious disease. Decide upon the appropriate basic diagnostic and therapeutic approach for each patient evaluated; follow all patients on a daily basis; review the medical literature on infectious diseases seen on service. The student, by the end of the elective, should be able to perform and identify organisms on Gram-stain, list the common pathogens of common infectious diseases, and make informed decisions on therapeutic and diagnostic interventions. Be familiar with the general microbiology laboratory and how it can be useful in patient management; know the appropriate means of obtaining cultures from various sites.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives: After completing the rotation, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of infections in hospitalized patients. EPOs: MK-4, PC-2, PC-3, PC-5, PC-7, PC-8
  2. Integrate knowledge of major pathogenic organisms with knowledge of antibiotic groups in the selection of appropriate antibiotic regimens. EPOs: MK-4, MK-6, PC-7, PC-8
  3. Explain the management of common hospital-associated and community associated infectious diseases. EPOs: MK-4, MK-6, PC-7, PC-8

UT/COMLS 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. Inpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods Employed:

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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn D. Jagodzinski
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

Special Requirements: None

ECC Approved April 2018

Last Updated: 10/27/22