During the first month, fellows will receive didactic session from core faculty regarding basic outpatient management and care of HIV/AIDS individuals. As the year progresses, fellows will highlight and educate about specific topics within outpatient ID care, in an interactive manner, to both co-fellows and faculty.
The weekly sessions encompass a number of conferences including faculty provided Core Curriculum, Tuberculosis Curriculum, Case Conference, and Journal Club. Speakers include members of the ID Section, College of Pharmacy, Public Health, Microbiology and Immunology, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and international speakers among others.
The Core Curriculum series includes critical review of relevant guidelines from IDSA and ID Board Review Topics. Case Conference is a highly interactive exercise in which fellows present an interesting case, establish a differential, present the diagnosis and management, and a review of the literature. Journal Club is a forum to highlight current literature with special emphasis appraisal on the clinical value, strengths, and weakness of the literature.
Micro Rounds are held every Friday and is one of the most-liked didactic series of the program. During these interactive sessions, inpatient cases are discussed and pertinent microbiology and slides are presented by the director or associate director of the Microbiology lab.
National and International Conferences
Fellows attend the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) annual ID Week meeting at least once during their training. They also attend the Remington Winter Course, a Tropical Medicine and/or Travel Medicine related conference, and either the Fellow’s Research Meeting or Clinical Fellow’s Meeting. The program also provides access to the IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for ID Fellows and the “Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship.” Support for attendance to an international conference is made on a case by case basis.