The Orlando Health ID fellowship will feature nine conferences, some of which will be in conjunction with the internal medicine residency and some of which will be specifically ID related.
- A weekly didactic conference, which covers the basic field of infectious diseases and covers both basic science and clinical topics. Required for fellows and fulltime faculty.
- A weekly clinical case conference which features outstanding cases from the inpatient and outpatient services. Focused literature reviews will be presented by fellow and staff. Required for fellows and faculty.
- City-wide ID conferences will be held monthly. The best cases of Central Florida will be presented by staff or trainees. Required for ID fellows and staff.
- Microbiology conference held 3 times per month, where interesting and educational aspects of clinical microbiology will be reviewed. Required for faculty and fellows.
- A twice monthly journal club, with presentations on recent key articles regarding both basic science and clinical perspectives. Required for ID staff and fellows.
- A monthly research conference which will feature updates on ongoing research by fellows, faculty and selected affiliated physicians from other departments. Required for staff and fellows.
- Medical morning report occurs daily at 11:00. The ORMC on service fellow(s) usually attend to provide input on pivotal ID topics and answer resident/intern questions. Usually attended by the "on service" fellow or "on service" fulltime faculty.
- The medical core curriculum lecture occurs daily at noon. ID fellows will attend during the 2-3 ID topics per month, and are encouraged to attend additional lectures as time allows.
- Internal Medicine grand rounds occur weekly and fellows are strongly encouraged to attend.
Courses and Meetings
- The ID fellows will travel to the National Jewish course in Denver for a one week course, which is considered the outstanding TB learning experience in North America.
- ID fellows will also take the online SHEA/IDSA course in hospital epidemiology and infection control.
- The NIH research curriculum online course is required. This online unit provides a basic grounding in ethical research.
- Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the major national ID conferences (IDSA/ICCAC), and will be given time off to present at other conferences to which abstracts have been accepted.
Fellows will attend meetings of the infection control and antibiotic utilization review committees.