Infectious Diseases Fellowship: Clinical track
Fellows in the clinical track complete a 2-year clinical fellowship, of which at least 18 months is devoted to clinical training. This includes approximately 15 months of inpatient consultation on the adult infectious diseases service (divided approximately equally between University Hospital and the New Mexico Veterans Heath Care System (NMVHCS) and one month each on clinical microbiology and hospital epidemiology rotations. Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend one month with the transplant infectious diseases service at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. Additional outpatient experience is provided in the OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy) Clinic, travel and STD clinics during an additional ambulatory care month. Fellows are also given the opportunity to include an Inpatient Pediatric Consult rotation as an elective. During the remaining months, clinical track fellows are expected to pursue scholarly activity. Examples of the latter include investigation of nosocomial infections, chart reviews or case reports with a review of the literature, and participation in clinical research studies.