University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Overview of Goals and Objectives

Infectious Disease FellowshipThe University of Wisconsin Infectious Disease Fellowship strives to help trainees attain the professional, attitudinal, cognitive, and technical skills necessary to provide their patients with competent and compassionate care. Fellows are provided many opportunities to learn and practice the skills needed for the successful practice of medicine, including: patient communication, shared decision-making, evidence-based medicine, and workflow organization. With these tools, fellows begin the process of self-directed, life-long learning. Fellows are encouraged to reflect upon and plan for professional-personal balance, stress reduction, and personal health. Additionally, fellows are mentored in scholarship and career development. The specific competencies listed below are achieved through required rotations, didactic sessions, and elective rotations. Our fellows, faculty, and program are continuously evaluated to ensure success in meeting these objectives.

  1. Professionalism and Humanism
  2. Effective Communication and Leadership Skills
  3. Clinical Ethics and Moral Reasoning
  4. Medical Knowledge
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Life-Long Teaching and Learning
  7. Self-Awareness, Self-Care and Personal Growth
  8. Management Skills for Clinical and Academic Systems of Practice
  9. Social, Cultural and Community Context of Healthcare
  10. Scholarship
  11. Career Development