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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
INFECTIOUS DISEASE CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  One (1).

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Four (4) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  Yes. Under special circumstances and must be arranged with Chief of Infectious Diseases.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Fourth year.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS) and University of Hawai'i medical students.
  • Not offered to civilian students.
  • HPSP students will apply for a clerkship utilizing the form entitled “Request for Approval of Clinical Clerkship Training.”
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304 USUHS Form No. 1304 for clerkship request
  • The TAMC Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate rotation official upon receipt of the application and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • The Infectious Disease rotation is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience with exposure to infectious disease medicine, including surgical infections, chronic hepatitis, HIV, travel, deployment, mycobacterial infections, and tropical medicine.
  • Students will participate in inpatient and outpatient consultations as well as outpatient clinic along with rotating housestaff from Tripler AMC and the University of Hawaii Internal Medicine residency program.
  • The service sees a variety of infectious and tropical diseases of military and worldwide importance.
  • Students are expected to have some clinical experience before starting this rotation.
  • CHCS, Essentris, and AHLTA experience at other military hospitals is desired but not required.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  None. Weekends will generally be free of obligation.

REQUIRED READINGS.

  • Each student is expected to read and be familiar with The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and should bring or have access to at least one major Internal Medicine textbook.
  • In addition, there will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen in the clinic and on the ward.
  • All students should access and be familiar with Infectious Disease Practice Guidelines that can be found on the Infectious Diseases Society of America webpage at www.idsociety.org.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

  • Each student is expected to attend all Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine conferences, to include morning report, noon lecture and Tuesday afternoon internal medicine academic day.
  • Since the treatment of complicated infections requires chronic follow-up and continuity of experience is desired we would discourage outside or additional responsibilities (i.e. time away from rotation for Problem Based Learning tutoring etc).

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • The student's evaluation will be based on performance on both inpatient and outpatient experiences.
  • This evaluation will reflect his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, oral presentations, written notes, motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.
  • Generally the RIME format is used in evaluations (Reporter, Interpreter, Manager, Educator/Expert).
  • Fourth year students are expected to be at the level of a Reporter.
  • A pre-test and post-rotation exam may be offered.

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