Fellowship Programs - Infectious Diseases
The University of Toledo’s two-year Infectious Disease Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that prepares physicians with the goal of both being proficient in diagnosing and treating a variety of complex infectious diseases conditions and being able to successfully pass the subspecialty examination in Infectious Disease. To achieve these goals, the fellow will receive extensive training in clinical practice, education and research.
During the two years of training, at least twelve months are spent on inpatient rounds, dispersed over two hospitals in the Toledo area. Up to nine months are spent on research on at least one individual project under the supervision of one of an ID or Department of Microbiology faculty member. One month is spent with hands-on activities in the microbiology laboratory at University of Toledo Medical Center and/or rounding with the Antimicrobial Stewardship team.
The Fellow will spend one half day a week in the HIV/ID continuity clinic, following a variety of patients from the inpatient consult service as well as providing longitudinal care for the HIV population served by the Ryan White program. This activity is always supervised by an attending present in clinic. All cases are discussed in detail with the attending and sufficient time for teaching is allowed. The Ryan White program provides excellent multidisciplinary support for the HIV patients with complex needs. The fellow is considered an essential part of a multidisciplinary team and will work in conjunction with the dedicated social workers, treatment adherence coordinators, nutritionists, case managers, and counselors.
Some of the other opportunities of the Infectious Disease Fellowship program are the following:
- Pediatric Infectious Disease elective
- Bone Marrow Transplant rotation at Cleveland Clinic
- Elective months at an outside hospital specializing in an interest of the fellow
- Participation in teaching activities for residents and students
- Other scholarship activities - we encourage and support the fellows to publish articles and participate in local/regional and national meetings
- Comprehensive inpatient consultation service that includes providing care in wards and intensive care setting.
- Participation in Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship initiatives
Applicants to the Infectious Disease Fellowship must be eligible to sit for the Internal Medicine Boards.