The Division of Infectious Diseases is part of Department of Internal Medicine. It covers infectious diseases caused by various microorganisms, unidentified febrile diseases (fever of unknown origin), and AIDS patients. Its routine schedule is as follows: every Monday at noon we discuss organisms isolated from ward inpatients and their antibiotic susceptibility with clinical microbiologists. Every Tuesday we have discussions and ward rounds with hemato-oncologic staff concerning leukemia febrile patients. Every Wednesday evening we hold a seminar about various interesting topics in the infectious diseases field with Infectious Disease staff from the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Microbiology. Every other Thursday we hold an infection conference, which is for the education of clerkship students and residents.
We make leading contributions to the Hospital Infection Control Committee to prevent hospital infections and supervise the proper use of major antibiotics.