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Team 1 - 1st year

  • Inpatient UIHC Consults. On average, this service handles 120-140 new consults per month. All consults are staffed with a faculty member
  • Approximately 5 months of the first year will be spent on Team 1 inpatient consult service
  • Medical Microbiology Rounds twice a week

Goals and Objectives

During this rotation, the first year fellow is expected to:

  • Develop medical knowledge base of infections commonly encountered in a variety of hosts and in variety of organ systems
  • Develop a logical approach to differential diagnosis of various syndromes, recognize common clinical manifestations of particular organisms and develop a diagnostic and treatment plan that is appropriate and feasible
  • Become proficient in obtaining a complete history and physical examination for a variety of infectious diseases
  • Provide appropriate inpatient follow up, and arrange for adequate outpatient follow up
  • Develop skills to effectively and appropriately supervise and teach rotating internal medicine residents and students
  • Provide appropriate inpatient follow up, and arrange for adequate outpatient follow up
  • Develop communication skills that will lead to effective relations with referring services
  • Perform a literature search for medical topics, and interpret such literature in the context of a clinical case
  • Develop facility in providing parenteral or oral antimicrobials during hospitalization and after patient’s discharge, and understand the financial and medical issues involved with extended antimicrobial administration
  • Acquire leadership skills in directing the consult team which includes residents, students and pharmacy personnel
  • Develop skills of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Develop knowledge of methods to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections
  • Increase medical microbiology knowledge