The outpatient clinical training experience involves opportunities for trainees to observe and manage adult and adolescent patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases in several different ambulatory clinics staffed by faculty members from the Division of Infectious Diseases. Completion of these rotations results in a well-rounded experience for trainees, ensuring their competence for the longitudinal care of patients with a broad range of clinical infectious diseases seen in the outpatient setting.
Beginning in the second year of the fellowship program, trainees will be responsible for the longitudinal care of patients within the UVA Ryan White HIV Clinic. Each trainee will be assigned one half-day per week to attend their own HIV clinic where they will be responsible for the ongoing care of a panel of patients as overseen by the HIV Clinic faculty members within the Division of Infectious Diseases. This clinic will run throughout the last two years of the fellowship program and will comprise the majority of the longitudinal care training experience.
Fellows will also oversee the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic infections within the Infectious Disease Clinic (non-HIV), Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, and Traveler’s Clinic over 7 months split between the second and third years of training. Patients seen in these clinics will be cared for under the supervision of dedicated faculty members from the Division of Infectious Diseases and will be seen in both short-term and longitudinal capacities depending on their needs.
Fellows on the Outpatient Service are
expected to carry the designated “outpatient pager” in order to receive
calls from referring physicians and provide triage for the outpatient
clinics in cooperation with the dedicated secretarial staff for the HIV
and non-HIV Infectious Diseases Clinics. Fellows on this service will
also be expected to respond to calls from the UVA Emergency Department
and, if necessary, provide initial consultation for these patients
during daylight hours (otherwise provided by the fellow on the
inpatient consultation service). Fellows on this service will also be
expected to perform case presentations and scheduling assistance for
guest presenters within the Monday Infectious Diseases Case Conference.
Presentations involve a discussion by a chosen faculty member in the
audience, followed by a brief synopsis and literature review by the
presenting fellow for the topic discussed. Materials in the form of
handouts, pictures, and other media will be provided by the fellow, and
examples of these can be found at this site in the future.