Curriculum

Curriculum

Listed below is a brief description of the curriculum of our Infectious Disease training program.  This program is designed to provide the skills necessary to practice Infectious Disease in any clinical setting while also preparing fellows to practice in an academic environment.  A more detailed description the fellowship is included in a link at the bottom of this page. 

UNMC ID Fellowship Program Description

Year One  
  • Clinical Microbiology (1 month)
  • General ID Service (7 months)
  • Transplant and Oncology ID Services (2 months)
  • Research (2 months)
Year Two  
  • General ID Service (1-3 months)
  • Transplant and Oncology ID Services (3 months)
  • Electives (2-4 months) – includes required Infection Control/Antimicrobial Stewardship and Outpatient ID one month rotations
  • Research (4-6 months)
Year Three  
  • Optional Opportunities
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases Basic Science
    • Oncology ID
    • Solid Organ Transplant ID
Clinic Experience  

UNMC Specialty Care Clinic: Continuity experience in the care of HIV patients for first 2 years of fellowship.

General ID Clinic: Weekly general ID clinic attended for one year.

STD and Viral Hepatitis Clinic: Experience provided during outpatient ID month

Conference Schedule  

Case Conference: Fellows attend a weekly City-Wide ID case conference attended by infectious disease, microbiology, pharmacy, and pathology clinicians. Fellows are expected to present a case and literature review monthly at this conference.

Journal Club: ID journal club and a separate Healthcare Epidemiology journal club meet monthly and fellows are expected to attend and present at these conferences.

Core Curriculum: A weekly core conference series covering the spectrum of Infectious Disease problems and basic science background is provided.

Research Conference: A monthly ID research conference provides a venue for ID Fellows to become more aware of ongoing projects and present their research work in a collegial and helpful environment.

Board Review: Bi-Monthly conference where faculty review high yield topics and board style questions with fellows.

Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Training  
Infection Control Training:
Fellows have a month rotation in infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. During this rotation fellows receive didactic training and practical experience in healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship. Fellows are supported to attend the SHEA/CDC Healthcare Epidemiology Training Course as part of the SHEA spring meeting.