University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Infectious Disease Rotations

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Fellows will rotate through UW Health Hospital and Clinics and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Through our fellowship program there is a plethora of clinical training opportunities including: General ID, Transplant ID, Global Health, HIV, Travel Medicine, Infection Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Microbiology, and Public Health. Fellows have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary patient care teams that include pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical residents, and medical students on inpatient and outpatient rotations.

Inpatient Rotations

General Infectious Disease, UW Health University Hospital and Clinics

The general Infectious Disease inpatient rotation has the widest breadth of patient population and possible infectious disease diagnoses. All inpatient consults are seen by the services with the exclusion of transplant/immunocompromised host, hematology-oncology, and surgical infections.  Exposure to the entire range of cases in infectious disease including regularly encountered inpatient infections and the special situations including HIV/AIDS, impaired hosts, illnesses of travelers, nosocomial infections, sexually transmitted infections, and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Transplant Infectious Disease, UW Health University Hospital and Clinics

The Transplant Infectious Disease rotation focuses on the diagnosis and management of the immunocompromised inpatient, adult population. Fellows will assigned to this service for about three months each year of their training in an institution that has one of the largest transplant programs in the nation. Fellows will leave this rotation with an expertise of transplant ID that few in the country leave fellowship with. The rotation goal for fellows is to properly manage immunocompromised patients through the performance of pre-transplant infectious disease assessment, management of therapy and immunosuppressive agents, inpatient follow-up, and proper communication among members of the transplant team.

Surgical Infectious Disease, UW Health University Hospital and Clinics

The Surgical Infectious Disease Rotation include consults from surgical subspecialties, and provides an opportunity for telemedicine to an alternative UW Health site. The rotation focuses on adult inpatients from a variety of socioeconomic levels and ethnic background.

General Infectious Disease, William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital

The Infectious Disease inpatient rotation at the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital has a veteran patient population with a broad range of infectious disease diagnoses. All inpatient consults at the VA are seen by this service. The institution is a center of excellence for lung, heart, and liver transplants and services as a key experience for our fellows.

The rotation focuses on adult veteran inpatient consultation and expects the fellow to function as a consultant physician role model on a team that includes an APP, and pharmacist. Exposure to the entire range of cases in infectious disease including regularly encountered inpatient infections and the special situations including HIV/AIDS, impaired hosts, illnesses of travelers, nosocomial infections, and sexually transmitted infections, and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. More so, the VA service offers fellows the only experience of coordinating care with the Community Living Center, a skilled nursing home that works in conjunction with the VA.

Outpatient Rotations

Infectious Disease Continuity Clinic, UW Health University Hospital and Clinics

Infectious Disease fellows will attend outpatient clinics at the UW Health ID Clinic for six months during each year of their training.  Fellows will experience cases that include, but are not limited to, general infectious disease, impaired hosts, illnesses of travelers, nosocomial infections, sexually transmitted infections, and epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Fellows are encouraged to seek out and follow interesting cases, especially to gain experience in treatment of the patient in its continuity.

HIV/AIDS Outpatient Continuity Clinic Experience, UW Health University Hospital and Clinics

The HIV/AIDS Continuity Clinic involves managing new and established HIV patients and rotating in the PrEP HIV clinic. This experience provides time for direct reading of key HIV literature, attendance of the HIV continuity clinic under their faculty mentor, and expose fellows to the environment of primary care for HIV patients.

ID/HIV Continuity Clinic, William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital

In the VA ID/HIV clinic fellows will experience cases that include, but are not limited to, general infectious disease, HIV, impaired hosts, illnesses of travelers, nosocomial infections, sexually transmitted infections, epidemiology of infectious diseases, and travel medicine. 

Pathways

Pathways are non-accredited longitudinal experiences to develop additional expertise in an area of interest within Infectious Disease. Fellows can choose to participate in additional curricula to graduate with distinction in their chosen pathway. 

Available Pathways

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Global Health
  • HIV
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Education
  • Microbiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Research
  • Transplant ID

Specialized Learning Experiences

Fellows will have a three week block in their schedule to choose and participate in specialized learning experiences. These experiences are in collaboration with personnel outside of the Infectious Disease division and serve as additional learning experiences.

Available Experiences

STD Clinic

Hepatitis B/C Clinic

OPAT

Dermatology

Microbiology

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Clinic

Department of Health (DHS)

ID OB/Gynecology

Community Health

Private Practice

State Public Health Lab

Telemedicine

Pediatric
Infectious Disease

Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Multidisciplinary Wound Clinic

Hospital Epidemiology

Medicine Sub Specialty (Transplant Nephrology, Heptology, Heart, Pulmonary, ICU, etc)