Jun 14, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED 45029 - Pediatric Infectious Diseases-SJ

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The St. Jude Pediatric Infectious Diseases elective emphasizes gaining state of the art expertise in the management of HIV infection and the infectious complications of cancer therapy, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and benign hematological conditions (such as sickle cell anemia). Students join a multidisciplinary team that includes St. Jude faculty members, infectious diseases fellows, pediatric and medicine/pediatric residents, and pharmacy residents. Approximately 600 new patient consultations and 1,000 follow-up visits are performed each year, offering an unparalleled opportunity to acquire knowledge about infections in immunocompromised children and adolescents.  Educational activities include clinical rounds, a combined clinical conference with presentations of patients from St. Jude and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Journal Club, and ID Board Review. Opportunities are available for focused experiences in the HIV clinic and on the transplant service. Medical students are not responsible for evening or weekend call and are generally scheduled Monday through Friday.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PED-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Elisabeth Adderson - elisabeth.adderson@stjude.org
Spring - Instructor of Record: Elisabeth Adderson - elisabeth.adderson@stjude.org
Course Coordinator: Jeannie Diaz - jeannie.diaz@stjude.org - 901-595-6385

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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