College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Infectious Disease Elective - Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (MSVMC)

Title of Clerkship: Infectious Disease Elective – Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (MSVMC)

Elective Year(s): Fourth Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (MSVMC)

Course Number: MEDI 781

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Luis Jauregui, M.D., Darrell Stuart, M.D., Arletta Aouad, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements: The elective deals with in-hospital care of patients with infectious diseases and offers an approach to the diagnosis and management of complicated medical and surgical patients with infectious complications. There is emphasis on rational approaches to evaluation and management of general medical problems as well as their infectious complications. Laboratory instruction as to the interpretation of microbiologic tests and review of rational use of antimicrobial agents is stressed. Reading material for 4 weeks is given at the beginning of the rotation so that the student will cover all important topics in Infectious Diseases, even if a patient with that particular disease is not seen on consultation during the time of the rotation. Audiovisual materials are available for review of infrequently seen conditions.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Formulate an integrated an approach to the diagnosis and management of infections in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. (EPOs: MK-4, PC-1, PC-6, PC-7)
  2. List major pathogenic organisms including antibiotic groups in the selection of appropriate antibiotic regimens. (EPOs: MK-4, MK-6, PC-6, PC-

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: 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