Pictured above is the OKC County Health Department where fellows participate in Travel Medicine Clinic.
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Outpatient Parenteral Ani-infective Therapy
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the AST rotation to gain familiarity with conducting audits and feedback for antimicrobial alerts in a tertiary-care hospital and participate in hospital administrative committee proceedings related to stewardship and infection control. Fellows will be exposed to coordination of care with home health agencies, infusion centers, and nursing facilities to help prevent complications that may occur while on IV antimicrobials.
Oklahoma City County Health Department STD Clinic
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Oklahoma Health Department sponsored STD clinics. These are low-cost clinic that screen and treat common communicable diseases. Fellows interview, examine, and collect specimens from patients that present for evaluation. Fellows also have the opportunity to perform bedside testing for some STDs. Additionally, fellows also have the opportunity to work with the Disease Intervention Specialists within the Acute Disease Service of the Oklahoma State Health Department. The purpose of the Acute Disease Service is to perform surveillance and investigation of infectious diseases outbreaks and evaluate and implement disease prevention and control.
Travel Medicine Clinic
The Travel Medicine Clinic was developed in conjunction with the Oklahoma City County Health Department. Travel health services include: pre-travel consultation, medications for protection of travelers, immunizations required for international travel, and counseling. The clinic is part of the Global TravEpiNet (GTEN).
Clinical Microbiolgy Rotation
Fellows spend one month at the microbiology lab of OUMC. During the rotation, fellows are expected to select appropriate tests, know basic guidelines for collection, and transportation and processing of specimens. They are also able to understand and discuss common stains and diagnostic and susceptibility testing done in the lab. Fellows also have the opportunity to work with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
The Section of Infectious Diseases is in the process of developing new electives available in the campus. These include multidisciplinary management of infective endocarditis, additional exposure to hepatitis C, employee health and telehealth.
Fellows have between 6-8 months dedicated to the development of scholarly activities. These range from the authorship of manuscripts, preparation of conferences for local, national or international meetings. Coursework in areas that include experimental design, analytical methods, statistics, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and grant manuscript can also be incorporated based on the fellowship track. Fellows can also work on developing and implementing quality improvement projects.