You will become well versed in the principles and practices of infectious diseases medicine by taking our residency elective.
You can enhance your knowledge in the field by participating in relevant consultations during your general medicine rotations, conducting research in our division and attending our weekly conference series.
Our residency elective will help you develop a core understanding of the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology and management of infectious diseases and systemic diseases. Through your training you will develop expertise in relevant basic and clinical science topics. You will care for a wide variety of patients, with particular attention to evaluating those with possible infections, then diagnosing and treating them. You will also learn to diagnose cases that don’t easily fit into evidence-based guidelines. This elective emphasizes rigorous data accumulation when taking histories and conducting physical examinations, and interpreting a wide variety of laboratory data, including cultures, imaging and other tests.
Case discussions and didactic lectures form the core of this weekly series, which will increase your understanding of the practical aspects of disease diagnosis and management.
UB faculty, fellows and specialists from outside the university present cases of unknown diagnosis.
In addition to faculty and guest lecturers, the Thomas R. Beam Jr., MD, Memorial Lecture takes place during this series.
Held in memory of a UB professor known internationally for his research on drug-resistant bacteria and viruses, the annual Beam lecture features a prominent infectious diseases expert.
Past speakers have included Jeffrey Cohen, MD, chief of the laboratory of infectious diseases at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and John Bennett, MD, co-editor of the gold-standard textbook on infectious diseases.