ID Fellowship Tuberculosis Clinic
5 ID fellows/year; one-day/week x 1 month, or daily x 2 weeks
Goals and Objectives ::To become familiar with the outpatient management of tuberculosis.
Teaching Methods ::
Direct preceptorship with faculty physicians in TB Clinic, MHMC.
Mix of Patients ::
The TB Clinic serves as the main referral center for tuberculosis in Cuyahoga County, with approximately 75-100 new cases of TB each year.
The program includes an active outreach program including community workers who administer DOT and screen case contacts.
Fellows encounter a full spectrum of outpatient TB management, including patients with tuberculosis, suspected tuberculosis, nontuberculosis mycobacterial disease and tuberculin reactors.
Educational Resources ::
The CDC "Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis" and current CDC recommendations for treatment of active and latent disease are distributed to rotating fellows.
At the completion of the rotation a faculty preceptor with whom the fellow has rotated conducts an evaluation with the fellow. Praesent quis justo sit amet erat sodales cursus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas.