Peru Rotation

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  • Course Description

    Peru Students


    Teaching methods/description of block

    It is expected that the goals outlined in this site will be met during the course of this rotation by attendance and participation in both the didactic and practical portion of the rotation. Hands-on teaching and supervision will be provided during the field experience by faculty and/or residents or fellows.

    In addition, the student will receive a series of approximately 40 lectures covering such topics as malaria, trypanosomiasis and chagas disease, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, soil transmitted helminth infections, infections with other blood and tissue protozoa, other nematode, trematode, and cestode infections, ectoparasites and scabies, tuberculosis in the tropics, buruli ulcer, leprosy, typhoid and enteric fevers, rickettsial and typhus group infections, bartonellosis, borelliosis, tetanus, rabies, HIV and STDs in Latin America, polio and other enteric viruses, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, West Nile fever, dengue, yellow fever and other arboviral infections, respiratory and diarrheal illnesses in the tropics, micronutrient deficiencies, dermatology in the tropics, infectious ophthalmology, career opportunities in global health, and travel medicine.

    Students are also expected to read additional provided materials and utilize provided learning resources.

    Assessment method

    Students will be evaluated at the end of the rotation. An electronic system, E*Value, will be used for written evaluations by the faculty. The attending physician will also provide verbal feedback to each student individually and review their performance on this rotation. Assessment will be 100% observational.

    Grading policy/rubric

     Patient Care25% 
     Interpersonal Communication 25%
     Medical Knowledge 25%
    Total  100%

    Level of supervision

    Each student is supervised during the field portion by the participating infectious disease faculty. Other members of the health-care team, including residents, fellows, pharmacists, and/or other faculty, may provide additional teaching to the student.