IU School of Medicine



Students will evaluate patients referred for evaluation and care of apparent infectious problems. Emphasis will be placed upon a problem-oriented approach to the patient with infectious disease and close supervision of everyday management in the hospitalized pediatric patient. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the clinical laboratory in evaluation of infectious disease. Students will participate in formal infectious disease rounds on a daily basis, weekly case conferences, and discussion of patients in clinic. Students will be encouraged to become familiar with the medical literature regarding problems of diagnosis and management.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: John Manaloor, MD (jjmanalo@iu.edu)

Director: John Manaloor, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Chandy John M.D., John Christenson M.D., Tom Fox M.D., Elaine Cox M.D., Annette Foti-Childress M.D., Leslie Enane M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform a detailed medical history focused on inflammatory/infection illnesses (PC1)
  • 2) Generate broad but tiered diagnostic differentials of inflammatory/infectious illnesses (PC2)
  • 3) Recognize the capacity of routine microbiology testing as it pertains to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases (PC3)
  • 4) Demonstrate increased facility in the judicious use of antimicrobial agents (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 15% Literature review

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Yes - Students will interact daily with Pharmacy students, Pharmacy Residents and Clinical Pharmacists on the wards as well as with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy team. Students will need to collaborate with social workers, discharge planners and other allied health care providers in caring for patients. Students will contact and have opportunity to meet technicians, clinical microbiologist, pathologists, as well as hospital and laboratory administrators.

Service Learning Included: None