Clinical Requirements

  • Twelve months of clinical training (in- and outpatient rotations) divided between VA and UIHC. Ten of these twelve months are completed during the first year.
  • One to two months Clinical microbiology rotation
  • One hour of clinical microbiology per week while on Team 1
  • 1/2 day per week continuity of care ID clinic at UIHC
  • 1/2 day per week ambulatory care clinic at UIHC while on Team 2
  • 1/2 day per week ambulatory care clinic at VAMC while on Team 2
  • 1/2 day per week continuity of care HIV clinic at either UIHC or VAMC
  • Travel clinic at UIHC as assigned
  • Optional one month of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Optional one month Hepatology clinic


  • Weekly clinical case conference (Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds): Two cases are presented by the fellows as unknowns, discussed, and the literature reviewed on an aspect of the case
  • Weekly research conference: progress on ongoing research activity is presented and discussed
  • Weekly core curriculum conference: didactic lectures in general ID topics, core curriculum in HIV medicine, travel medicine, epidemiology and infection control
  • Monthly Journal club
  • Monthly integrated grand rounds (Special I.D. Grand Rounds): a clinical case is presented, and the relevant basic science aspect is discussed
  • Monthly immunology lecture series
  • Monthly lectures by the fellow to the M4 students rotating on Infectious Diseases consult service
  • Monthly common fellow's curriculum (Internal Medicine Fellows’ Interdisciplinary Conference Series): presentations on common requirements of the fellowship programs including ethics, health care system management, genetics, etc. [view schedule]
  • SHEA on-line epidemiology course
  • Various multi-disciplinary conferences

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