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.  Here is a more detailed description of the fellowship's curriculum. 

Year One  
  • Clinical Microbiology (1 month)
  • General ID Service (5 months)
  • Orthopedic ID Service (1 month)
  • Transplant and Oncology ID Services (3 months)
  • Research (2 months)
Year Two  
  • General and Orthopedic ID Service (2 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: General ID clinic attended for one year.

STD, Viral Hepatitis, Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections, Wound Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Dermatology, and Orthopedic ID Clinic: Experience provided during outpatient ID month

Conference Schedule  

Case Conference: Fellows participate in 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: General ID journal club and a Healthcare Epidemiology/Antimicrobial Stewardship journal club meet monthly and fellows are expected to attend and present.

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

Research Conference: This monthly conference provides a venue for ID Fellows to develop awareness of ongoing local projects and provides a place for them to present their research work in a collegial and helpful environment.

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

Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Training  

Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship 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.

Biopreparedness Training:
Fellows have a dedicated week of didactic and hands-on experience in the management and control of high-risk pathogens.