First year fellows will complete 8 months of inpatient consults. Four of those months will be at the VA Medical Center and the other 4 months in the OU Medical Center. When assigned to the OU Medical Center, fellows will rotate in both the general ID and immunocompromised ID Team. First year fellows also spend one month in our state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory. Three months are assigned for fellows to work on scholarly activities such as QI project, research, and completion of online modules among other activities.
Second year fellows typically complete between 5-7 months of inpatient consults. The majority (80-90%) will be done at OU Medical Center in either the general or immunocompromised ID consult service according to the fellow's preference and career goals Fellows will also spend half a month in the South Clinic of the Oklahoma City County Health Department. The rest of the months are dedicated to completion of scholarly activities and are geared towards the fellow's interest.
Fellows from both years have their continuity clinic every Monday afternoon in the OU Infectious Diseases Clinic. Fellows assigned to the VA Medical Center or to a scholarly activity rotation also attend the VA Continuity Clinic every Thursday morning.
The fellow assigned to the scholarly activity rotation will attend the refugee clinic one Tuesday afternoon per month and one travel clinic one Tuesday morning per month. Second year fellows complete a month-long rotation in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) and antimicrobial stewardship in the VA Medical Center.