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Infectious Disease - Internal Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square

This rotation will teach the student:

  • the management of patients with infections;
  • to acquire an approach to various infections;
  • to introduce the antimicrobial and supportive therapy required to treat infectious disease;
  • to review basic literature in the area of infectious disease; and
  • to understand the interaction required with the microbiology laboratory in providing infectious disease care.

The student will be asked to initially see the patient, review the history, physical examination and laboratory data, formulate and assess problems and plan a diagnostic and therapeutic approach. He/she will then present the patient to the attending and write a consultant note. In addition, the student will be expected to read both the basic text and some of the current literature pertinent to the patient. Books and selected articles are provided. Attendance at the monthly ID conference and weekly microbiology rounds is required. Attendance at the weekly ID conference and grand rounds at Johns Hopkins Hospital is encouraged, but optional.

Hours of Participation:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., no weekend call

Availability: July – June

Number of Students: 1

Course Director: Marcos Wolff, MD, Section Chief, Infectious Disease

Additional Information: Teaching conferences include: Didactic Noon Conference, Medical Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Mortality and Morbidity Conference. Weekly core lectures/presentations are offered to students.

Students have access to Knowledge-Based-Network point-of-care system. The computer-based reference material is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes multiple CD-ROM textbooks with search capability as well as direct Internet access.

The hospital offers a wide range of ancillary services allowing students to focus their time primarily on patient care and education. Free parking is provided.

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