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)

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:

Add/Drop Contact Person: John Manaloor, MD (jjmanalo@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Students will have discussions with clinical microbiologists and molecular diagnosticians to optimize patient care as it relates to reaching a diagnosis. Students will interact daily with Pharmacy students, Pharmacy Residents and Clinical Pharmacists on the wards as well as with the Antimicrobial Stewardship team ensuring the best therapeutic interventions are made. Students will also need to collaborate with therapists, nurses, social workers, discharge planners and case managers to effect robust and safe transitions in the care for complex patients.

Service Learning Included: None