The Division of Infectious Diseases offers a two-year program in infectious diseases. One or two positions are available in alternate years, in conjunction with the National Matching Program, in order to maintain a total of four Fellows in the division.
The first year in the Fellowship Program includes a one-month rotation through the microbiology laboratory to serve as a review and update of clinical microbiological techniques, and to serve as a basis for future clinical activities. The consultation service of UC Davis Medical Center is a busy service, averaging three to four new consultations per day, which are shared by a team of residents and medical students in internal medicine. The Fellow is the leader of this team, and coordinates the delivery of consultative advice. UC Davis Medical Center is a 450-bed hospital. The consultation service sees a variety of patients with infectious disease complications resulting from trauma, HIV infection, organ transplantation and hematologic diseases.
At UC Davis Medical Center, the Division of Infectious Diseases is responsible for clinics involving primary care of HIV positive patients, as well as follow-up care for patients seen on the consultative inpatient service. The division also participates in the care of HIV positive patients in Sacramento at the Center for AIDS Research Education and Services (CARES) Clinic.
The teaching functions of the division consist of the Tuesday morning Journal Club, in which Fellows, faculty, and residents are assigned journals to review. The main teaching function of the division is the weekly Case Conference on Friday mornings. The preparation of cases for this conference is the responsibility of the Fellow on the consultation service.
Opportunities for research are available in conjunction with the clinical activities and research interests of the faculty. Opportunities are available for epidemiologic studies related to hospital acquired organisms, studies related to the treatment of HIV infection, and studies related to the development of new diagnostic techniques.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at UC Davis can contact the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator, at (916) 734-3723.