The Infectious Diseases Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship will be a 12-month program with a dynamic focus on the (6) competencies:

  • Patient Care (PC)
  • Medical Knowledge (MK)
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS)
  • Professionalism (P)
  • Systems-Based Practice (SBP)

The 12-month fellowship program will be broken down into rotations that include:

  • General Infectious Diseases rotations, Inpatient and Outpatient
  • Infectious Diseases subspecialty rotations:
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Surgical Infectious Diseases
    • HIV/Hepatitis C outpatient rotation
  • Conferences:
    • Clinical Case Management Conference
    • Morbidity and Mortality Case Conference
    • City-wide Infectious Diseases Conference
    • Infectious Diseases /Critical Care Medicine Conference
  • Clinical Microbiology Rotation
  • Infectious Diseases pharmacy rotation
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)
  • Continuity clinics such as General Infectious Diseases and HIV
  • Subspecialty clinics such as travel clinic
  • Development of a quality improvement initiative

ID APP Fellowship Training Program – Goals and Objectives

The Orlando Health Department of Infectious Diseases Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program is aligned with the mandated (6) competencies in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge of infectious diseases, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. These educational goals followed by the competencies addressed by each goal, are as follows:

  1. Maintain an academic environment in which the APP Fellow can develop clinical and research skills in infectious diseases and acquire the competency of a APP specialist in the field of infectious diseases.
  2. Provide an emphasis on appropriate training and experience that will provide a solid foundation for successful careers in the APP arena, specifically as an Infectious Diseases provider in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  3. Provide an environment that allows for development of competency in compassionate clinical care of patients with infectious diseases, both in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  4. Provide a curriculum that allows the trainee to develop an understanding of ethical, socioeconomic, and medical/legal issues which impact patient care.
  5. Provide the opportunity to gain experience in clinical or basic investigation of infectious diseases.
  6. Provide an environment that allows the trainee to develop the skills to collaborate and communicate with other health care professionals to provide individual patient-centered care and to develop systems to facilitate provision of patient-centered care.