During the week, the ID fellow will be responsible for speaking with the pathology resident on microbiology about interesting cases they have had during the week in preparation for plate rounds.
The entire ID team (ID fellows, residents, off-service ID fellows and medical students) attends plate rounds in the microbiology laboratory. These are run by the microbiology pathology resident and the director of the microbiology lab. This will have the following format:
Plate rounds should also be used as a way to ask clinical questions about patients on the ID consult service.
This series consists of two articles selected for presentation by fellows and faculty (one each) that are relevant to current infectious disease topics. All ID faculty and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists are in attendance.
The first sessions of the year, the research conference will focus divisional research updates to allow fellows to select a research mentor and project by September of their first year. Additionally, this conference will be devoted to a research curriculum (topics including but not limited to IRB process, research design, REDCap, and statistical analysis).
The fellow will present their research with updates twice annually at this conference. Here, the fellows present their research to the faculty members to brainstorm about progress, success, roadblocks and new directions.
When fellows are not presenting at this conference, divisional research projects are reviewed and discussed.
Each year, the fellows collectively participate in a quality improvement project. Meeting are held monthly to address outcomes and next steps, and are led by our Ryan White quality manager and Assistant Program Director.
This series allows each fellow to receive the necessary didactic teaching over the two years of their fellowship prior to taking the board examination. The first lectures of the year contain a set of didactic sessions that are designed to orient new fellows to key topics in Infectious Diseases. The curriculum contains lectures given by the faculty (both division and non-divisional faculty) as well as pharmacists and microbiologists.
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This lecture series consists of cases that are diagnosis specific. The fellows present an unknown case to a faculty member and then allow them to discuss the differential and diagnostic approach they would take. The unknown case is given to the faculty discussant beforehand for preparation. Other speakers include faculty from departments such as pathology, microbiology, pharmacy and our Pediatric ID division.
Six questions are emailed out ahead of time in preparation for the session followed by in-depth discussion of the questions during the session. This is followed by a short didactic by a faculty member on high-yield topics addressed in the questions.
Guideline reviews are presented by a faculty member who will review an IDSA guideline in detail.