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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 505A-Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Course Director: Debra L. Palazzi, M.D.
Course Faculty: Jeffrey Robert Starke, M.D.,Lucila Marquez, M.D.,Catherine Mary Healy, M.B.B.Ch.,Debra L. Palazzi, M.D.,Claire Elizabeth Bocchini, M.D.,Jonathon C. McNeil, M.D.,Katherine Yudeh King, M.D., Ph.D.,Anthony R. Flores, M.D., Ph.D.,Flor Munoz-Rivas, M.D.,Carol J. Baker, M.D.,Gail J. Harrison, M.D.,Morven S. Edwards, M.D.,Sheldon L. Kaplan, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric and Medicine
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wk; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward: 95
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics: 5
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective provides students the opportunity to evaluate, assess, and follow the progress of children with infectious disease problems in a Consultation Service setting. At the discretion of the attending physician, the primary site for the elective may be modified to enhance the student's educational experience. (Limited number of visiting/international student participation- must have adequate preparation for this advanced elective and be approved by Dr. Palazzi.) Time Commitment Regular hours (Mon-Fri): 8 am - 5 pm Night call: 0 Number on-call nights 0 Weekends: 0 Percentage of Time Expected Inpatient consultations: 90% Didactic: 10%
Learning Activities
The student should learn to elicit appropriate historical information important for determining the diagnosis of specific infectious diseases; to assess physical features integral to the diagnosis of these conditions; to develop organ system-based and pathogen-based differential diagnosis; and to propose a plan of management based on the differential considerations generated. Students should learn aspects of antimicrobial therapy in pediatrics including indications for use, side effects, mode of excretion and monitoring studies for major classes of antibiotics. The elective provides the students with opportunities to see the course of infectious diseases such as meningitis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, childhood exanthems, Kawasaki syndrome, and urinary tract infections, as well as infectious processes such as bacteremia and fungemia in immunocompromised children.
Evaluation Methods
Methods of student evaluation employed during the elective can include: -- Verbal and written self evaluation -- Clinical observation by attendings and fellows and residents with direct feedback -- Daily real-time verbal feedback from the attending regarding consult and progress notes (positive and critical feedback to improve) -- Summative evaluation by the fellows -- At a minimum, students should expect formative verbal feedback from the attending mid-way through and at the end of their rotation -- Summative evaluation by the attending
When and Where to report on first day of service:
8:00 a.m., Infectious Disease Office, TCH, Feigin Ctr., Ste. 1150 (Page ID Fellow at (832) 824-7243 #6224 for details)
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Robin Schroeder
Contact Phone: 832-824-1780
Contact Fax: 832-825-1048
Contact Location: Texas Children's Hospital, 1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1120

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