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Clinical Requirements or Elective Options

  • Twelve months of clinical training (in- and outpatient rotations) divided between the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; eight-nine of these twelve months are completed during the first year and include Transplant rotations
  • Two to Four weeks Clinical Microbiology rotation and twice weekly tutorials for the consult service members
  • 1/2 day per 2 weeks Continuity of Care ID clinic at UI Hospitals & Clinics
  • 1/2 day per 2 weeks Continuity of Care HIV clinic at UI Hospitals & Clinics
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Hospital Epidemiology: 1 week each with additional elective time
  • Transplant ID (Solid Organ and Hem/BMT): 4 scheduled weeks during both year 1 and 2; additional elective time available
  • Travel clinics: four assigned with option for additional clinics
  • Hepatology clinics: four to six assigned
  • ID Orthopaedics, ID Pediatrics, Allergy-Immunology, Dermatology Electives available


  • Infectious Disease Grand Rounds (weekly): Two cases are presented by the fellows or staff as unknowns, discussed, and pertinent literature reviewed
  • Core Curriculum Conference (weekly): didactic lectures on general and specialty ID topics over 2 year cycle (See Curriculum for more details on topics)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Integrated Topics in Infectious Disease (monthly): a clinical case is presented, and the relevant microbiology, immunology or pathogenesis are discussed
  • Research Conference (weekly): progress on ongoing ID related research activity is presented by faculty and fellows
  • Departmental Interdisciplinary Fellows' Curriculum (twice-monthly): presentations on common requirements of the Internal Medicine fellowship programs including ethics, coding and billing, statistics, sleep deprivation, practice management, etc. [view  schedule]
  • ID Week and second meeting of fellows' choice, such as SHEA meeting
  • University of Iowa Update in Infectious Disease Regional CME Meeting (annual)
  • Various multi-disciplinary conferences, including Microbiology, Morbidity/Mortality and Quality Improvement, etc.
  • ID Resident Curriculum Module Facilitation (monthly): 2nd year fellows
  • Clinical Microbiology sessions twice per week with Team I