Outpatient Clinical Training
Infectious Diseases Clinic (1/2 day per week for 2 years):
- Provide comprehensive continuity health care for people living with HIV and develop expertise in antiretroviral therapy and prevention/treatment of opportunistic infections
- Learn ACP guidelines for adult vaccination and immunization and apply them
- Manage patients receiving out-patient antibiotics
- Provide necessary care to consult patients requiring on-going follow-up
- See new outpatient consults across all specialties including those with post-op wound infections, joint infections, and fever of unknown origin
Additional Required Outpatient Rotation:
1. Wake County Health Department STI Clinic (3 weeks/12 days):
- Develop experience in management of STIs, including recognition of common genitourinary syndromes, and diagnosis and treatment, education and prevention of these infections
- Obtain exposure to communicable disease management at a local health department.
Additional Optional Outpatient Rotations:
Malawi or South Africa HIV Clinic (up to 6 months of GME-required continuity clinic):
Note: This is only available to fellows who will be choosing to work in global health as a career and whose research will be based in either of these countries. This option is also dependent on whether University travel is permitted.
- Manage continuous care of more than 20 HIV patients over six months and become familiar with antiretroviral therapy (ART), resistance mutations, complications of ART, metabolic complications of HIV, prophylaxis of opportunistic infections and health maintenance of HIV infected patients
- Learn and apply WHO treatment guidelines in a global setting