PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkship in Medicine.

PURPOSE: Senior medical students will be accepted for a 4-week rotation on the inpatient Infectious Diseases Consultation Service. The objective of the elective is for students to develop cognitive skills and competency to evaluate patients with infectious diseases.


INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: Students will acquire these skills through new patient evaluations and follow-up of inpatients seen at the hospital and at attendance at scheduled lectures regarding infectious diseases. During the month-long rotation, students will gain experience and knowledge with common bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections as well as nosocomial infections, infections of various organ systems, and the use of antibiotics. Students will see 1-2 new consults and follow-up on 4-5 previously seen consults on a daily basis.


Program Number: ELEC 617
Location: ALGH
Tara Murphy;
Telephone: 847-723-6479

Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 0
Inpatient: 35
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:

Reporting instructions will be emailed to the student the week prior to the start date.

Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.


Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.

Updated:  9/30/14