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The objective of this course is to give the advanced student experience in diagnosis and clinical management of patients with commonly encountered infectious disease disorders. Motivated students will be exposed to a busy clinical ID practice with community ID specialists. The primary setting will be approximately 30% outpatient practice with 70% hospital consultative duties. Student will take histories and conduct physical examinations in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Student will be exposed to the role of diagnosis and management of common infections, antibiotic management and selection, and clinical epidemiology. The student shall participate with the internal medicine residency program and attend clinical conferences, and grand rounds. Students will be measured regarding their ability to communicate and their ability to demonstrate knowledge about ID and the above metrics. 

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org)

Director: Rosette Kfoury, M.D.

Campus: Muncie

Location: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the diagnostic criteria and management for commonly encountered infectious disease conditions (e)g), cellulitis, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, etc. (MK4)

  • 2) Explain basic principles of antibiotic pharmacology with respect to side effect monitoring, dosage alteration (e)g), in patients with renal insufficiency), and drug selection based on 'best practice' guidelines (MK4)
  • 3) Take an appropriate medical history (PC1)
  • 4) Perform an appropriate physical examination (PC1)
  • 5) Create (with the assistance of written and online resources) an appropriate initial management plan for patients with common ID diseases (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation; (1. Observation of clinical performance [Clinical Performance Evaluation Form]; (Clinical observation: attending's observation and evaluation of history taking and physical examination skills) 2.  Oral Communication Rubric1.  3. Patient case presentations/discussions: attending's evaluation.)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40 (08:00 - 5:00pm M-F)

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Elaine Wisner (ewisner@iuhealth.org) Every effort will be made to provide housing; arrangements will be made prior to arrival.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None