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One of our goals is to guide our fellows to develop high levels of clinical expertise. To that end, our fellows spend 12 months of their first two years of fellowship on infectious diseases clinical services at the University of Cincinnati Medical
Center and the Cincinnati VAMC. Under the supervision of our faculty members, fellows train to be consultants and teachers. They supervise and teach medical residents, medical students and pharmacy students and residents on their infectious
University of Cincinnati Medical Center:
Three months during each of the two years are spent on an intensive Infectious Diseases Consultation Service at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. With 100 adult ICU beds, it is a regional referral center with a Level-1 Trauma Center and active
solid organ transplantation programs (kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and BMT). UCMC is the principal teaching hospital for the University of Cincinnati, with over 50 accredited training programs.
Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center:
Three months during each of two years will be spent on the Infectious Diseases Consultation Service at VA Medical Center, which is a full-service hospital directly adjacent to the University of Cincinnati medical campus. In addition, on this service,
fellows work closely with the medical director and pharmacist on the Antibiotic Stewardship Program, which covers all patients at Cincinnati VA who are receiving parenteral antibiotics.
Immunocompromised Host/ Transplant ID Consults at UCMC:
Further specialized training in transplant infectious diseases is a hallmark of our program. Fellows spend at least 4 weeks each year on our Immunocompromised Host Consult Team at UCMC and take part in multidisciplinary transplant clinics and conferences.
Outpatient experience is obtained in the Infectious Diseases Center at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and in the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Infectious Diseases Clinic. For fellows, clinic time averages
one half-day per week, alternating at the two outpatient practice sites. Fellows work alongside our faculty and have a dedicated faculty supervisor each clinic day at the IDC. These clinical rotations include seeing primary care HIV-infected patients,
patients with hepatitis C infection, surgical site infections and hospital follow-up with patients from the infectious diseases consultation services. Fellows provide outpatient care and consults alongside our faculty at these practices, as well as at
TB Control Clinic of Hamilton County Public Health.
Fellows receive additional training in the following areas:
Fellows receive practical training in the diagnostic laboratories including bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, determination of serum antibiotic concentrations, mycology, virology, immunology, serology and parasitology.
A critical area of infectious diseases training is infection control and prevention. Infectious diseases fellows spend at least one month in the infection control programs at both University of Cincinnati Medical Center
and the Cincinnati VA. Under the direction of the infection control staff, fellows are assigned a problem and learn how to gather necessary information and resolve specific issues. They present their findings at one of our conferences each year, as
Under the direction of the Infection Control staff at both UC Health and the VAMC, fellows choose a problem and learn how to gather necessary information and resolve specific issues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
The Hamilton County TB Control Clinic is a full service TB clinic, located near UCMC. This clinic serves Hamilton County residents with skin tests, x-rays, prescriptions and directly observed therapy. A UC ID faculty member supervises infectious
diseases fellows seeing patients there during three to four half day sessions, typically during their second year of fellowship.
For fellows with particular interests, we are able to provide a wide range of additional opportunities for our fellows. For past fellows, for example, we have created electives in Critical Care ID and additional Transplant ID.
University of CincinnatiDepartment of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0560
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0560
Clinic PH: 513-584-6977