Infectious Disease Rotation

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
Department of Infectious Disease Medicine
1st Floor, Medical Mall
9040 Jackson Ave
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-0523
Fax: (253) 968-2729

Welcome to the Infectious Disease Service:

The Infectious Disease Department at Madigan Army Medical Center is proud to offer expert consultative care for a broad range of common and uncommon infectious disease disorders in the outpatient and inpatient clinical setting. Cases often encountered on the infectious disease service include sepsis, endocarditis, CNS, skin/soft tissue, GU, GI and respiratory tract infections, travel medicine, septic arthritis and osteomyelitis and HIV diagnosis and management. Students will work closely with the inpatient attending for consultations in the Emergency Department, surgical and medical wards, ICU and Labor and Delivery for assistance in the diagnosis and management of infections in immunocompromised host and those with multi-drug resistant organisms.


Students will perform initial evaluations to include history and physical for all patients evaluated in the outpatient clinic and referred to the inpatient consultative service. Students are expected to present a complete history with pertinent review of systems and focused physical examination, review available radiographic studies and generate a differential diagnosis and basic diagnostic and/or therapeutic plan. The attending physician works with the student to facilitate development of appropriate clinical assessments and plans, and presents relevant case-based information to advance the student’s understanding of the infectious disease process and management. Students also will be required to give a 15 minute talk on an infectious disease topic of their choice to the attending and other service rotators.


Informal patient specific teaching and research are viewed as the most important learning opportunity for students. In addition to supplement their clinical and attending teaching time, students are expected to attend morning report and core teaching conference daily. The attending physician will lead small group didactic and discussion sessions three times per week. The goal of these sessions will be to cover topics not covered by direct patient care experiences and highlight particularly important topics where repetition and a more detailed and systematic approach is key to good learning including at least: microbiology pathology plate rounds, gram stain review and micro-lab orientation, antibiotic, HIV and Viral hepatitis management and review.

Patient Characteristics:

Older adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Military (active duty, retired, dependents) and VA beneficiary patients. Patients from a variety of cultures with different ethnicities and socio-economic situations. The demographics of this group are representative of the national population.

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