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Fellowship Program: Educational Curriculum

​Curriculum Schedule

​Week of Month
Format​

​Notes
​1
​Case Conference
​16:30-18:00

​2
​Fellow's Education Conference
​16:30-17:15
​Fellows rotate quarterly
Off service fellows present (4/year)
Attendings provide cases + prep Q's
​​Case Conference
​17:15-18:00
​3
​Case Conference
​16:30-18:00
​4


​Even Months: Journal Club


16:30-17:00
​Fellows rotate quarterly
Off service fellows present (4/year)
- Jounral Club (2/year)
- Case Presentation (2/year)
Attendings back-up for JC or case


​Odd Months: Fellow's Case Presentation
​​Case Conference
​17:00-18:00
​5 (N=~5 per year)

​Guest Speaker
​16:30-17:15
​​Fellowship director to arrange speakers
​​Case Conference
​17:15-18:00

Curriculum: Fellow's Education Conference

  • Fellow’s Education Conference:
  • 2nd Thursday of each month (12/year)
  • 45 minutes (16:30-17:15)
  • Off service fellows rotate quarterly (4/year/fellow)
  • Topics rotate across 3 years (36 total)
    • Some topics may repeat on annual basis
  • Self-directed, yet precepted, board review series
  • Rotor to assign Red Book chapters, Long textbook chapters, or other materials
  • Fellow presents overview of knowledge acquired (~30 minutes)
  • All fellows expected to read chapters prior to conference
  • Attendings to provide illustrative cases
  • ID PREP review questions at end

Rotating Curriculum

  • Journal Club:
    • 4th Thursday of month (even months, 6 per year)
    • Off service fellows rotate quarterly (2/year/fellow)
    • Pair with attending to select 1-2 articles
    • Review article and address clinical implications
    • Formal PowerPoint presentation to the group (including strengths/weaknesses/take home points) 
    • Field questions at the end
  • Fellow’s Case Presentation:
    • 4th Thursday of month (odd months, 6 per year)
    • Off service fellows rotate quarterly (2/year/fellow)
    • Pair with attending who followed patient
    • In depth case presentation with review of the diagnosis (including primary literature)
    • Formal PowerPoint presentation to the group
    • Field questions at the end
  • Guest Speakers:
  • 5th Thursday of month (~5 per year)
  • 15 topics across 3 years
  • Fellowship Director to arrange speakers
  • Topics germane to ABP content, but outside typical clinical service
  • May include Grand Round Speakers as well
  • Example topics:
    • Immunology Overview
    • Rheumatology Overview
    • Oncology Overview
    • Kawasaki’s Disease 
    • HIV 
    • Bacterial Pathogenesis
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infection Control
    • Microbiome
    • Public Health and ID
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Clinical Trial Research
    • Vaccine Development

ID Meetings/Conferences

  • Local Meetings at UCSD/RCHSD: Encourage attendance based on interests
    • Infection Control Meeting
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship Meetings
    • International Morning Report (first Wednesday of month 7:30-8:30)
    • AAP Chapter Meetings
  • National Meetings: Program to support attendance (1/year)
    • IDSA
    • PIDS/St. Jude
    • SHEA
    • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
    • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
    • PAS
    • AAP


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