Pediatric Infectious Disease

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Department: PEDIATRICS
Rotation Title: Infectious Disease
Faculty: Jaime Fergie, MD
Location: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Duration: Minimum - 2 weeks; Maximum - 4 weeks
Number of Students: 1
When Offered: All Year
Rotation Hours: Hours contingent upon physician's schedule
Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Status

Goals-The faculty will strive to:

  • Provide an environment conducive to learning
  • Offer a logical approach to the most common pediatric infectious disease problems.
  • Provide guidance for the student to find appropriate literature pertaining to the patients followed by the service.

Objectives-At the end of the rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate infectious vs. non-infectious cases of fever
  • Appropriately select antibiotics in children.
  • Recognize the problem of emerging antibiotic resistance.
  • Obtain all the information necessary to evaluate a febrile child.
  • Efficiently utilize the microbiology and virology laboratories.

Learning Activities:

  • Morning Report - Monday through Friday; 7am - 8am
  • Noon Lecture - Monday through Thursday; 12pm - 1pm
  • Grand Rounds- Fridays; 12:30
  • Daily Rounds with Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Infectious Disease Clinic - 2x/week

Learning Resources:

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital Medical Library
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Library
  • Infectious Disease Files
  • Microbiology and Virology Laboratories


  • Clinical evaluation form (100%) to be completed by the physician preceptor with whom the student has worked.

Contact Information

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