Infectious disease consulting ward rounds are conducted daily by separate ID consult teams at the UH and the NMVHCS. These rounds constitute the major part of the clinical teaching program. Approximately ten to thirty patients distributed among all clinical services in both hospitals are followed at any one time, and on the average, between one and three new consultations are received daily at each hospital. During the evening, one fellow is on call for both hospitals. Fellows have averaged one weekend and four to five weeknights on call per month in recent years. During the inpatient clinical rotation, fellows attend weekly teaching rounds in the clinical microbiology laboratory at the TriCore Reference Laboratory.
In addition to the weekly continuity clinic held at the University Hospital and the NMVHCS, fellows are assigned to attend the sexually transmitted diseases clinic one half day a week during approximately half of their research months. Elective clinic experiences are available in the bone and joint infections/home IV antibiotic clinic, the travel clinic, the ID consult clinic and the pediatric infectious diseases clinic.
Teaching conferences include a weekly Clinical Case Conference (attended by ID faculty and fellows) at which clinical problems from both hospitals are presented, a weekly ID core curriculum conference (attended by the fellows and a faculty facilitator), a weekly fellows core curriculum course attended by all subspecialty fellows, weekly Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, a monthly morbidity and mortality conference. Each Thursday an additional meeting is scheduled. The topics include: ID journal club (1-2/month), lectures (1-3/month), and research conferences (1/month). A statewide ID clinical conference is held on a Tuesday evening (4/year).
Infectious Diseases Conferences
The Infectious Diseases Division holds teaching conferences each Thursday morning. Conferences are held in the Manzano Room, on the second floor of UNM Hospital.
- HIV general curriculum conference is held on Thursday morning from 9:30 AM to 10 AM.
- A clinical case conference is held from 10:20 AM to 11 AM year-round with the exception of holidays.
- A second teaching conference is held from 11:20 AM to Noon each Thursday with the exception of holidays and days when the division faculty meeting is held.