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660V Pediatric Infectious Diseases

This rotation is not accepting international students

 

Course Description:  The student will be an active participant in the in-patient clinical consultation service at Miller Children's Hospital under the guidance of a faculty member and be responsible for the initial evaluation of children for whom an infectious disease consultation has been requested.  The medical student will formulate each case and prepare preliminary recommendations for discussion with the faculty, and then follow the patient throughout their hospital course.  The medical student also will participate in weekly infectious disease rounds and weekly journal club.  During infectious disease rounds and conferences, the student will be asked to present patients and actively participate in subsequent discussions.  In addition to the reading syllabus that is provided, the student will be expected to search the published medical literature for relevant information regarding their patients.  The student will acquire an approach to critical evaluation of the published literature.  The student may also participate in ongoing clinical research programs at Miller Children's Hospital, if interested.

Course Objectives: At the end of this rotation the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic pathophysiologic and therapeutic principles underlying pediatric infectious diseases. Emphasis will be on pertinent use of historical and physical examination findings in patient evaluation, and clinical decision-making regarding the apprpriate diagnostic and therapeutic approach to children with a variety of febrile illnesses and infectious diseases.

Key Topics:

  • infectious diseases

Competencies:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Present an appropriate differential diagnosis and plan for pediatric patients with acute and chronic illnesses
  • Perform a literature search of the pediatric literature

Attitudes and Commitments:

  • Life-long learning through evidence-based medicine
  • Awareness of various means to advocate for children
  • Professionalism in their interactions with patients and families, including respect for patient confidentiality

Educational Activities: See Above description- weekly infectious disease rounds and weekly journal club

What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation:  Not Stated

Clinical Responsibility of the Student: under the guidance of a faculty member and be responsible for the initial evaluation of children for whom an infectious disease consultation has been requested

Patient Care Responsibilities of the Student: The medical student will formulate each case and prepare preliminary recommendations for discussion with the faculty, and then follow the patient throughout their hospital course. 

Call Schedule of the Student: No night or weekend responsibilities

Procedures to be Learned by the Student: Not Stated

Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: None

Conference/Lecture/Small Group Sessions: Not Stated
 
Summary of Weekly Course Hours: Not Stated

Content Theme Integration:

  • Communication skills
  • Evidence Based Medicine

Required Reading:

  • A reading syllabus will be provided.

Official Grading Policy: The student will receive a grade of Honors, Pass or Fail.  The student’s final grade will be submitted on the standard UC Irvine elective form.  The student will be evaluated by attendings and residents in the areas of performance and presentations, organization, professional attitude and knowledge base.  If the student fails the elective a grade of "F" will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript.  The student can repeat the course for a second grade, however, the "F" will not be removed from the transcript.

Department: Pediatrics

Site: CHOC and Miller Children's Hospital

Elective Director:

Millers-based rotation:  David Michalik, M.D.
CHOC-based rotation:  Antonio Arrieta, M.D.

Scheduling Coordinator: UC Irvine students please email comsched@uci.edu or call (714) 456-5176 to make a scheduling appointment. Please read the following information carefully. Any student enrolled at a U.S. LCME medical school will use VSAS to apply. To apply please refer to this website http://www.aamc.org/programs/vsas/ International and osteopathic students will not use VSAS. To apply please refer to the application link towards the top-left of this page.

Site Coordinator: Pediatrics Elective Coordinator, pedselective@uci.edu (714) 456-5631 or (714) 456-8469, fax (714) 456-6660

Instructing Faculty:

Periods Available: Throughout the year

Duration: 2-4 weeks but 4 weeks only from July through September

Number of Students:
Millers-based rotation:  1
CHOC-based rotation:  1 

Prerequisites: UC Irvine Students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum.  Extramural students must be in their last year of undergraduate medical education.

Restriction: This rotation is not accepting international students. All students must get prior approval for all CHOC based rotations.

Course Website: None

Location to Report on the First Day:
Millers-based rotation: Miller Children’s Hospital, second floor, residents’ work room

CHOC-based rotation: students should show up on the first day at 8am to Paula Carroll's office.
Paula Carroll, Administrative Assistant
Visiting Fellows/Residents, Medical Students and Observers
CHOC Children's Hospital
Academic Affairs Department
455 S. Main St. Orange, CA 92868
P: 714.204.3219 / F: 714-289-4010
pcarroll@choc.org 

Time to Report on the First Day:

Millers-based rotation: 9:00 am
CHOC-based rotation: 8:00 am

Who to Report to on the First Day:

Millers-based rotation: Contact site coordinator

CHOC-based rotation: students should show up on the first day at 8am to Paula Carroll's office.
Paula Carroll, Administrative Assistant
Visiting Fellows/Residents, Medical Students and Observers
CHOC Children's Hospital
Academic Affairs Department
455 S. Main St. Orange, CA 92868
P: 714.204.3219 / F: 714-289-4010
pcarroll@choc.org