PED 831 Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 4 credits

The purpose of the rotation in Pediatric Infectious Diseases is to provide an opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of infectious diseases that occur in children.

The students will participate as members of the consulting team composed of an attending physician and a resident in Pediatrics.

The major portion of teaching will emanate from daily rounds. With prior arrangements, this rotation can be tailored to the specific needs and desires of each student. For example, the students may elect to spend the entire time period in the laboratory, either assisting with ongoing research or initiating their own project.

Upon completion of the rotation, the students should be able to recognize and manage many of the infectious problems of children. They will also be better able to interpret laboratory studies that specifically pertain to infectious diseases.   

Prerequisite: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700

Modules: A-K  Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 1

Course Instructors: Oscar Gomez, MD; Howard Faden, MD; Mark Hicar, MD, PhD; Shamim Islam, MD; Karl Yu, MD, PhD, FAAP

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk