Curriculum

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UK Infectious Diseases Fellowship: CORE CLINICAL CURRICULUM

Clinical

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
    • Endocarditis
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hepatitides
    • 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
Clinical Microbiology (1 month) - bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, antibiotic susceptibility testing
UK and/or VA Infection Control (2 week rotation)
  • 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

Didactic

  • 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.