At each of our major training sites, you’ll perform inpatient consultations and follow up with patients during their hospitalizations.
Through this experience, you’ll develop and refine your clinical evaluation skills, specifically:
In addition, you’ll improve your communications skills by working with referring physicians and ensuring continued care for patients’ medical problems.
Consultation rotations give you a comprehensive understanding of diagnostic microbiology techniques and extensive experience interpreting the results, under consistent faculty supervision. They also develop the important skill of working with the primary care physician or team to ensure that recommendations are appropriately enacted.
Education forms a key component of consultation: You’ll teach and supervise trainees on the primary care team and on the infectious disease service. You’ll also be responsible for educating patients about their medical conditions.
To ensure informed, up-to-date treatment decisions, you will consult the medical literature to research topics relevant to your cases and make your findings available to the primary care team.
Rotating through our four distinct hospital environments, you will see the full spectrum of infectious diseases and syndromes, including: