IU School of Medicine



Students who take this elective will enhance their abilities to care for patients with infections or suspected infections. They accomplish this primarily by evaluating patients with infectious diseases at University, VA, and Eskenazi Hospitals. Students see patients at the request of other physicians because of known or suspected infectious diseases problems. They gather data by interviewing and examining the patient, reviewing the medical record, and consulting textbooks, medical literature, and other sources. They synthesize this data into a coherent presentation that culminates in the preparation of a list of the patient

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Cole B. Beeler, MD (cbeeler@iupui.edu)

Director: Cole Beeler, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services, and Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Dr. B. Allen, Dr. J. Arno, Dr. D. Brown, Dr. V. Caine, Dr. L. Dbeibo, Dr. A. Dysangco, Dr. A. Ermel, Dr. K. Fife, Dr. M. Goldman, Dr. S. Goodrich, Dr. S. Gupta, Dr. C. Hadi, Dr. A. Kressel, Dr. L. Reese, Dr. S. Spinola, Dr T. Tran, Dr. B. Weaver, Dr. K. Wools-Kaloustian

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the management of general infectious diseases, including but not limited to, community acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, diabetic foot infections, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, and bacteremia (MK4)
  • 2) Synthesize medical information, gathered from relevant sources, into a coherent description of a patient


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 48

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical; 15% Lecture & Conference

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None