Over the two-year training program, fellows rotate through two-week blocks of inpatient service and two-week blocks of electives.
- 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.
- 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, Medical Student Education, and international rotations to India, Jamaica, and Peru.