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UK Infectious Diseases Fellowship: CORE CLINICAL CURRICULUM
ID consults (10 months)
- Fellows will enter their cases into their case log files weekly and email them to the program coordinator.
- These should consist of but are not limited to
- Transplant (bone marrow and solid organ-20 patients)
- Leukemia, lymphoma, or other malignancies
- Immunocompromised host (20 new patients)
- Bone, joint and soft tissue infections
- Fever evaluations (including neutropenic fever)
- Pleuropulmonary infections
- Gastrointestinal and intra-abdominal infections
- Sepsis syndromes
- Nosocomial infections
- Fungal infections
- CNS infections
- Infections of the genitourinary tract
- Infections of prosthetic devices
- Trauma-related infections
Continuity Clinic (HIV and General ID)
- 10% of Fellows' time (average ½ day/wk) for 24 months.
- Follow 20 new HIV patients
- Any approved IC conference or approved IC online training
Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 week rotation)
STD –1 week clinical training at University Health Services at the University of Kentucky
- ID Fellows Core Curriculum Conference (1 every week)
- ID Clinical Case Conference ( 1 every week)
- ID Journal Club Conference (1 every month)
- ID Research Conference (1 every month)
- The Denver Tuberculosis Course (4 day course at National Jewish)
Conferences - 60% documented attendance over 24 months required
After the first 6 months of clinical service, and if evaluations are satisfactory or better, Fellows may choose to focus more of their time on research.