College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Infectious Disease Elective – ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital

Title of Clerkship: Infectious Disease Elective – ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital

Elective Year(s): Fourth Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital; 718 North Macomb St., Monroe, MI 48162

Course Number: MEDI 785

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Caytlin Deering, D.O.

Elective Description/Requirements: The student will evaluate patients who present with possible infectious diseases including fevers of unknown origin, acute febrile episodes, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, parasitic infestation, postoperative fever and AIDS. Students will be able to describe the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approach for each patient evaluated. Students will follow assigned patients on a daily basis and review the medical literature on diseases seen during rounds. The student should be able to perform and identify organisms on Gram stain and be familiar with the general microbiology laboratory and how it can be useful in patient management. Students should be able to describe the appropriate means of obtaining cultures from various sites.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Formulate an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of infections in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. (EPOs: MK-4, PC-1, PC-5, PC-6, PC-7)
  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-6, PC-7)
  3. Explain the management of HIV disease and common hospital-based infectious diseases. (EPOs: MK-4, MK-6, PC-6, PC-7)

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. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  3. Lecture/media
  4. Independent study
  5. Outpatient rounds
  6. 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: Mani Askari, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski; Mackenzie McNair
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

Special Requirements: None

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 11/21/23