INFECTIOUS DISEASE FELLOWSHIP CURRICULUM

 

Global Goal

 

The Infectious Diseases fellowship at Howard University aims to train physicians with a range of attributes:

·       a broad knowledge base

·       the ability to generate a relevant differential diagnosis based on an accurate history and physical examination

·       an understanding of the indications and contraindications for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

·       critical thinking, especially when reading and applying the literature

·       an appreciation of the humanistic, ethical and economic aspects of medicine

·       the ability to communicate clearly and quickly with referring physicians

 

These objectives are met by offering a variety of clinical and other experiences during their training, including but not limited to:

 

·       Howard University General ID Inpatient Consult Service

o      The training includes performing Infectious Diseases consultations on in-patients as well as participating in educational conferences.

 

·       Outpatient Clinics

o      Continuity clinic: 2 half-days per week at the Center for Infectious Diseases Management and Research (CIDMAR) clinic

o      STD clinic at DC Department of Health

o      Travel medicine

 

·       Research

o      Fellows are expected to complete a research project that leads to a publication or presentation at a national conference.

o      Along with individual mentorship, research activities are discussed during bi-weekly conferences.

 

·       Bone marrow and other transplant-related infectious diseases

o      One month rotation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA.

o      Room and board is provided during this rotation.

 

·       Pediatric Infectious Diseases

o      One month rotation at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC.

 

·       Educational Conferences – generally take place weekly or bi-weekly with ID faculty

o      Core curriculum

o      Basic sciences

o      Case conference

o      Journal club

o      Research mentorship conference

o      Microbiology rounds

o      Greater Washington (DC) Infectious Disease Society (GWIDS)

 

·       Hospital epidemiology

o      Fellows attend infection control & antimicrobial stewardship committee meetings

 

·       Board review course

o      All fellows attend an Infectious Diseases board review course