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Team 2 - 1st year

  • Outpatient consults at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, plus UI Hospitals & Clinics inpatient consults with 1:1 fellow:staff model or VAMC inpatient consults
  • Approximately 3 months of the first year will be Team 2 outpatient consult service

Goals and Objectives

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

  • Develop medical knowledge base of wide variety infections encountered in the clinic, as well as in hospitalized patients
  • Develop a logical approach to differential diagnosis of various syndromes, develop a diagnostic and treatment plan that is appropriate and feasible
  • Provide effective patient follow up
  • Develop skills to communicate with the referring services or outside referral entities, both verbally and in writing
  • Perform a literature searches to address questions, and apply such literature into a clinical case
  • Prescribe parenteral and oral antimicrobials in outpatient and inpatient settings, and understand the medical and issues involved with extended antimicrobial administration
  • Apply principles of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Successfully oversee transitions of care and manage OPAT patients