Infectious Diseases - INFE 541-U
Internal Medicine Core Clerkship
Union Memorial Hospital
Description and Goals:
Practicing physicians need to understand the complexity and diversity of human pathogens, recognize the patients’ who have impairment of host defenses, be cognizant of the role of the community and the hospital in the epidemiology of infectious illnesses, have knowledge of the current and the future microbiology and immunology laboratory, and be fascicle in the appropriate prescribing of antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agents.
Students will perform both inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consultations. Outpatient visits with patients’ established in the practice will also occur. These visits are commonly for HIV, Hepatitis B and C management, orthopedic infections and Lyme disease.
All work will be done under the direct supervision of the clerkship director. Patient problem oriented reading is expected and core readings will be supplied. Involvement with infection control and wound care is available, time permitting.
Attendance at all medical conferences is expected.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-48
Monday-Friday - Yes, 7:45AM-6:30PM
Alexander Chen, M.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Free offsite parking (shuttle provided)
Last Revision: August 27, 2014