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Education Programs in the Division of Infectious Diseases


Fellowship Program

Our ID Fellows are the focal point of our educational activities. They are instrumental in running the clinical services and are important contributors to our research efforts. The existence of a vital Fellowship Training Program is one of the most important missions of our Division and the source of much pride.

The Emory University Training Program in Infectious Diseases maintains an academic environment for development of clinical & research skills. Emphasis is placed upon activities that will prepare our trainees for careers in academic medicine or clinical practice.

Currently, trainees participate in either a two year or three-year program. During the three-year program, our fellows spend 15 months on clinical rotations and the remainder of time dedicated to their research and educational endeavors, while maintaining a half day clinic for the entirety. Individuals who plan a career in academic infectious diseases may spend a fourth year in research activities under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Alternatively, a two-year track with intensive clinical activities is available. All trainees are expected to participate in a mentored clinical and/or laboratory research project during their fellowship.

Collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which is adjacent to the Emory campus, significantly enhance our training program. Trainees may attend conferences and do research projects under the supervision of CDC investigators who are also part of our clinical faculty. The CDC also provides opportunities for valuable experience in epidemiology and statistics. Additional expertise is in epidemiology and international health is available at the Emory School of Public Health and the Carter Center.

Four teaching hospitals are utilized in our clinical infectious diseases training program, which provide a broad range of infectious disease problems, utilized for the clinical training of our infectious diseases fellows. Fellows also participate in outpatient clinics at these facilities.

Infectious Diseases Seminars and Events

Case of the Week

Wednesday Afternoons - Unless Otherwise Noted
4:00p.m.
Grady Faculty Office Building (49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE), Room 101
In this weekly clinical conference, fellows present either in a CPC format or two clinical cases followed by a review of medical literature pertaining to specific questions raised by the case.  A third case is presented each week by a faculty member

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar Series

Thursday Mornings, Sept-June

8:00a.m.

Grace Crum Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd.), 8th Floor RAR Conference Room

This research conference is held on a weekly basis.  Members of the Emory ID Division, other faculty at Emory, or visitors from the CDC or other institutions present research topics related to infectious diseases, microbiology, or immunology.  Each ID fellow presents at least once at Seminar during the fellowship.

Fellows Didactic Series – “Basic Concepts of Infectious Diseases”

Thursday Mornings - Unless Otherwise Noted

7:00a.m.

Grace Crum Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd.), Room 864

This weekly lecture series serves to provide fellows with information that might not be encountered during clinical rotations.  The course includes a general review of basic science methods, mechanisms of action and resistance of antimicrobial agents, infectious disease syndromes, and infectious agents.  The entire faculty participates in teaching this conference. The course is on a two year schedule so that fellows entering the program at different times receive a didactic review of important topics covered in the course curriculum during their fellowship training.

Advanced Management of HIV/AIDS

This weekly lecture series directed by Dr. Wendy Armstrong is primarily targeted to second and third year fellows. The course runs from August to June and provides a full HIV curriculum including basic science and clinical topics in a small group, often case-based and highly interactive format. 

Journal Club

Second Tuesday Evening – Unless otherwise noted

7:00pm

Faculty Member’s home (rotating)

Journal club meets monthly at the home of a faculty member (drinks and dinner provided by the faculty member!).  Fellows and faculty discuss clinical and basic research articles in detail.  The content of the articles as well as aspects of interpretation of medical literature is emphasized.

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Outside Rotations

Emory Medical Students - 4th Year Rotations

Emory Physician Assistant Students

Students for Outside institutions

The School of Medicine Dean's Office coordinates all applications for external medical student rotations. Contact the Dean's Office for more information at 404-778-1372.

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