Infectious Diseases

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Drs. Sandra Y. Elliott, W.
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


This rotation is designed to provide the student with a broad overview of community and of hospital based infectious diseases.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students will see patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases and will write the consultation note after presenting the case to an infectious disease attending. An extensive library of books and reprints concerning infectious diseases will be available. A portion of the rotation will be spent in the clinical routine cultures of blood sputum, urine, spinal fluid, etc. Attending rounds are held daily and there are daily clinical infectious disease conferences. Appropriate antibiotic usage is stressed.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact assigned preceptor prior to beginning of rotation.