ID Fellowship Clinical Training


Rotations and training at the three facilities involved in the training program provide complementary experiences and faculty to our fellows. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center provides exposure to common as well as tertiary/quartenary ID problems such as stem cell and solid organ transplant associated infections. The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, which is an acute care hospital, has more emphasis on vascular-associated ID issues and post-operative problems but also serves a large catchment area for veterans in Northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania for ID related problems including HIV infection. Additionally, the special ID problems in spinal cord injury patients are encountered at the VA. MetroHealth Medical Center is a county facility and a major level 1 trauma center with a nationally recognized burn unit as well as a county TB clinic. The challenging infectious diseases seen with major trauma and burns are a complementary aspect of rotations at Metro.

At the end of two years training fellows should:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the pathophysiology infectious disease problems in adults and learn a rational approach to establishing the diagnosis and management of these problems.
  • Understand the science behind the etiology, diagnosis and therapy of the common and less common infections that affect adults.
  • Comprehend principles of efficient and cost-effective ID practice and system-based practice.
  • Demonstrate competence in the history and physical exam of adults presenting with ID problems, and receive additional training as needed.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and comprehend common ethical and legal issues and the psychosocial aspects of the practice of infectious diseases
  • Recognize how to apply the evidence in the medical literature to ID problems in adults.
  • Learn to critically evaluate the medical literature.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of teaching about infectious diseases and microbiologic agents.