Date Issued: 06/23/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/18/2007
Date Reviewed and Revised: 03/02/2009

Infectious Disease Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Allison Liddell, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Connie Alonzo (214) 691-8306

First Day Time: 8:30 a.m.

First Day Place: 8230 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 414, Dallas, TX 75231

Requirements: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weekends: Check with attending

I.                      Course Description

Resident will be working one-on-one with an Infectious Disease physician with a busy in-patient and out-patient practice. The resident will be exposed to a wide variety of infectious diseases. He/she will participate in initial evaluations as well as follow up evaluations in the infectious disease office. He/she will also see inpatient consults.

II.                   Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III.                Methods of instruction:

A)     Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)

Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Grand Rounds - IM Training Room
Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

B)     Clinical
Evaluate and treat patients with infectious diseases in the outpatient setting. Performing histories and physicals. Formulating and carrying out a diagnostic and therapeutic plan and communicating that plan verbally and/or in writing to the patient, the supporting medical team and the consulting physician.