The Division of Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine continues to host local and regional CME programs (Northeast Ohio ID Roundtable, City-wide ID Conference) and a national annual program (Clinical Update in Infectious Diseases). In addition, there is robust faculty participation in educational conferences at the institution (Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Resident’s Noon Didactic Conference, Morning Report, Journal Club) for practicing physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and allied healthcare providers. Faculty continue to receive outstanding evaluations for their teaching activities.
Divisional faculty are very involved in all years of medical student teaching and many ID faculty are serving as mentors for the required medical school thesis. Divisional faculty organize Block 5 of the second year of the medical school curriculum.
Our fellowship program is thriving and currently has 12 trainees. We have a NIH T32 training grant (ID-Geographic Medicine), provide the opportunity for obtaining a master’s degree in epidemiology or public health for selected fellows. We have created special tracks in the fellowship including antimicrobial resistance research, fungal pathogenesis and antifungal resistance, dual training in geriatrics and ID through the GRECC, international ID and HIV Medicine. Seventy percent of our fellow graduates stay in academics.