Infectious Diseases

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Robin Wigmore
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The student will be an integral part of the consultation team of the Infectious Disease Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and will be assigned to either the East or West Campus. The service sees a wide range of Infectious Disease cases throughout the medical, surgical and obstetrical services at the hospital. The student will act as primary consultant for their patients, will be responsible for the initial evaluation and daily follow-up and will join the team for afternoon rounds, where the focus will be the practical evaluation and management of Infectious Disease problems. They will also attend weekly microbiology rounds, journal club, case management conference and the Inter-City Infectious Disease Grand Rounds. A weekly session for the students will provide further didactic teaching. A core syllabus will be provided.