Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases: INFD-500

Department: Medicine/ID

Instructor: Princy Kumar, MD

Contact: Bethale Kidane

Phone: (202) 444-0244

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Report Time/Place: Report to ID conference room at 8:30 (5 PHC)

Max Students: 3 students/block

Description: The Infectious Disease Service offers one four-week elective. During this time emphasis is placed on the clinical and microbiological approach to the patient with infection. Clinical teaching ward rounds are performed in the morning followed by new consults in the afternoon. We have recently divided our inpatient service into two separate services; General ID and Transplant/Critical care ID. This change has greatly increased our efficiency and reduced rounds and consult times. On the General ID service, a variety of ID cases are seen such as, CAP/HAP, UTI, BSI, CLABSI, meningitis, meningo-encephalitis, cellulitis, FUO, infectious mimickers, travel related infections, STIs, HIV/AIDS related opportunistic infections, and many more. While on the Transplant/Critical Care service, the student will round on a complex group of critically ill patients in the medical, surgical and neurosurgical ICUs. The students will see patients with infectious complications of solid organĀ and hematopoetic stem cell transplants including nosocomial, community acquired, reactivation and donor derived infections.

Student electives are available monthly, including July and August. (Visiting student electives are only available in December, April, May, and June). Students also participate in Journal Club and multiple Infectious Diseases conferences. Students are also given a series of didactic lectures on antibiotic/antiviral and antifungal agents as well as important infectious disease syndromes, which are high yield for shelf exams.

Student applicants must be currently enrolled in an allopathic, LCME-accredited school of medicine in the United States.