Clinical Infectious Disease Case Conference

The most important educational exercise for the fellows, beyond the vast amount of bedside teaching in the inpatient and outpatient settings, is the weekly ID Case Conference. Fellows are responsible for organization of this conference, where an unknown case is presented to the attending physicians who then discuss differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, and initial treatment recommendations. Following this discussion, the findings and outcome are presented by the fellow, after which he/she presents an in-depth review of the literature pertaining to the case. During their two years of clinical fellowship, each trainee will have presented an in-depth literature review of approximately 20 topics.