Didactic Educational Activities
ID Fellowship Weekly Conference Schedule
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UNC ICH ID Literature Review
Core Curriculum or Journal Club
HIV Case Discussion, ID Board Review, or ICHID Conference with Duke
ID Case Conference
IGHID/CFAR Grand Rounds
Annual Conferences and Career Development Opportunities
Infectious Diseases “Bootcamp” (One – Two weeks in July):
This is an intensive set of didactic sessions on all aspects of infectious diseases and is designed to orient new fellows to the hospital, the evaluation system, ID fellowship requirements, and key topics in infectious diseases.
In-service exam (2 days):
All fellows are required to take the IDSA administered in-service exam annually until they pass their boards. The fee is paid for by the ID division.
UNC ID Alumni Chats (4 sessions/year):
Throughout the academic year ID alumni from specific fields of interest return to answer questions and provide mentorship for current ID fellows on potential career paths. Chats intend to include alumni working in domestic public health and global health, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials, clinical medicine, medical education, and antimicrobial stewardships.
We encourage fellows to regularly attend the academic conferences of their choosing and include one professional development week per year designated for fellows to attend trade conferences, study for examinations, or pursue other professional development activities. Some conferences fellows and faculty regularly attend include ID Week, ASTMH Annual Meeting, and CROI Conference.
ICH ID Literature Review (7:30 a.m.):
Our 5 ICH ID faculty and ICH ID fellow(s) alternate turns presenting important topics and highlighting recent papers relevant to transplant ID.
The infectious diseases division has a weekly lecture series for its post-doctoral subspecialty fellows as well as students and residents rotating on the consultation service. Topics are spread over a two-year cycle and cover the major core topics assessed on the ABIM Infectious Diseases subspecialty examination including : antimicrobials, HIV/AIDS care, and medical microbiology repeated annually, to accommodate new fellows. All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Click here for the schedule.
ID fellows present critical review of journal articles from primary literature on Infectious Diseases related science of interest to the individual fellow. Reviews focus on identification of scientific problems and methodologies used to address the question rather than practice of clinical infectious diseases (which is covered in case management and core curriculum conferences). Each fellow typically presents one or two articles/year during their time training.
Duke/UNC “Cases and Controversies in Transplant ID” Conference (third Thursday of each month, 7:30 a.m.):
The third Thursday of each month Duke and UNC’s ICH ID divisions join to present case and didactic information cross-institutionally.
The HIV Case Conference is a structured discussion of HIV-specific cases seen by the consult service and on the ID ward. This 30-minute conference provides space for a deep dive into HIV-specific learning.
The Case Conference is a structured discussion of cases seen by the consult service and on the ID ward and is presented as an ‘unknown’ that is discussed first by a fellow, then by a faculty member. The conference is attended by all the clinicians in the ID division.
The Center for Infectious Diseases/Center for Aids Research holds a weekly conference for the entire UNC community. This conference has become an important interdisciplinary venue and a place to host international visitors. It is attended by center members from many departments and disciplines.