Infectious Disease Fellowship
Our curriculum is structured to give the fellow a solid foundation of clinical knowledge while maximizing scholarly productivity to prepare the fellow for a career in academic medicine. The fellow spends the majority of the first year on clinical service. Two months are spent in the diagnostic microbiology laboratory. Fellows spend one month on the internal medicine infectious disease service at Eskenazi Hospital. The second and third years of fellowship are dedicated to research. The clinical schedule is arranged to optimize research productivity.
Below is an example block diagram of the structure of the monthly rotations during fellowship. One month in the first year is given for research planning. Four weeks total of paid vacation are available each year.
Fellows lead the inpatient team and perform consultations on patients with a diversity of medical conditions. Fellows receive phone consultations from community practitioners while on call. Faculty are available at all times by phone to supervise these encounters. The outpatient clinical experience occurs throughout the course of fellowship. Fellows have their own panel of patients and provide longitudinal care to pediatric HIV patients. The outpatient experience in the first year also includes time in the pediatric immunology clinic and adolescent/young adult sexually transmitted infections clinic.
Fellows participate in regularly scheduled educational conferences. These include weekly case conferences for pediatric and adult infectious diseases, weekly textbook chapter/board review for pediatric fellows, and monthly journal clubs. Fellows attend and participate in pediatric resident conferences and pediatric grand rounds.