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Rady Children's Specialists

Infectious Diseases

Educational Curriculum

Curriculum Schedule

Week of Month
Format
Notes
1 Case Conference 16:30-18:00
2 Fellow’s Education Conference 16:30-17:15 Fellows rotate quarterly
Off service fellows present (4/year)
Attendings provide cases + prep Q’s
Case Conference 17:15-18:00
3 Case Conference 16:30-18:00
4 Even Months: Journal Club 16:30-17:00
Fellows rotate quarterly
Off service fellows present (4/year)
– Jounral Club (2/year)
– Case Presentation (2/year)
Attendings back-up for JC or case
Odd Months: Fellow’s Case Presentation
Case Conference 17:00-18:00
5 (N=~5 per year) Guest Speaker 16:30-17:15 Fellowship director to arrange speakers
Case Conference 17:15-18:00

 

Curriculum: Fellow’s Education Conference

Fellow’s Education Conference:

  • 2nd Thursday of each month (12/year)
  • 45 minutes (16:30-17:15)
  • Off-service fellows rotate quarterly (4/year/fellow)
  • Topics rotate across 3 years (36 total)
  • Some topics may repeat on annual basis
  • Self-directed, yet precepted, board review series
  • Rotor to assign Red Book chapters, Long textbook chapters, or other materials
  • Fellow presents overview of knowledge acquired (~30 minutes)
  • All fellows expected to read chapters prior to conference
  • Attendings to provide illustrative cases
  • ID PREP review questions at end

Rotating Curriculum

Journal Club:

  • 4th Thursday of month (even months, 6 per year)
  • Off-service fellows rotate quarterly (2/year/fellow)
  • Pair with attending to select 1-2 articles
  • Review article and address clinical implications
  • Formal PowerPoint presentation to the group (including strengths/weaknesses/take home points)
  • Field questions at the end

Fellow’s Case Presentation:

  • 4th Thursday of month (odd months, 6 per year)
  • Off-service fellows rotate quarterly (2/year/fellow)
  • Pair with attending who followed patient
  • In depth case presentation with review of the diagnosis (including primary literature)
  • Formal PowerPoint presentation to the group
  • Field questions at the end

Guest Speakers:

  • 5th Thursday of month (~5 per year)
  • 15 topics across 3 years
  • Fellowship Director to arrange speakers
  • Topics germane to ABP content, but outside typical clinical service
  • May include Grand Round Speakers as well

Example topics:

  • Immunology Overview
  • Rheumatology Overview
  • Oncology Overview
  • Kawasaki’s Disease
  • HIV
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infection Control
  • Microbiome
  • Public Health and ID
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Clinical Trial Research
  • Vaccine Development

ID Meetings/Conferences

  • Local Meetings at UC San Diego/Rady Children’s: Encourage attendance based on interests
  • Infection Control Meeting
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Meetings
  • International Morning Report (first Wednesday of month 7:30-8:30)
  • AAP Chapter Meetings
  • National Meetings: Program to support attendance (1/year)
  • IDSA
  • PIDS/St. Jude
  • SHEA
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
  • PAS
  • AAP