Over the two-year training program, fellows rotate through two-week blocks of inpatient service and two-week blocks of electives.

Inpatient Experience

  • Fellows rotate through two inpatient teaching services: 1) the General Infectious Diseases Pankey Service and 2) the Immunocompromised Host Service. Rounds are conducted with University of Queensland Medical Students, Internal Medicine Residents, and Infectious Diseases pharmacists.
    • On the General Infectious Diseases Pankey Service, fellows gain experience in managing a broad spectrum of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, travel-related and tropical diseases, cardiac device infections, and bone and joint infections.
    • On the Immunocompromised Host Service, fellows learn how to prevent, assess, and manage infections in patients receiving chemotherapy or biologic therapy, solid organ transplant recipients, and hematopoietic stem cell recipients.

Elective Experience

  • During the two-week elective block, fellows have two half-day continuity clinics where they gain experience in the longitudinal management of a host of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and infections requiring outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy. Fellows will also be involved in giving travelers counseling in our Travel Clinic.
  • There are two required electives: Antibiotic Stewardship and Research.
    • On the Antibiotic Stewardship elective, fellows collaborate with the Infectious Diseases pharmacists on stewardship activities and quality improvement projects.
    • Fellows are encouraged to complete a research project by the end of the two-year training program. Fellows are encouraged to attend and present at national Infectious Diseases conferences.
  • Other elective rotations to choose from include Infection Control and Prevention, Wound Care Clinic, Hepatitis C Clinic, and Medical Student Education.