Infectious Diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality. New organisms have been emerging, older pathogens re-emerging and the specter of bioterrorism requires a broad range of knowledge. The fellowship program’s purpose is to train the Infectious Disease specialist to treat and manage patients with Infectious diseases in a changing world.
The fellows serve as consultants in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. Patients with HIV, Hepatitis C, Coccidioidomycosis, TB and other chronic infections are treated and followed.
In the first year fellowship, microbiology is the first rotation followed by the consult service both at CRMC and the VA. The fellows attend 2 continuity clinics per week, one ID and one HIV.
In the 2nd year, consults will continue for one half of the year with one 4 week rotation in San Francisco on the Transplant ID service. The rest of the year is devoted to research.
There is no in-house night call. Fellows have three weeks paid vacation plus one week of educational leave. The fellow salary is currently $52,670.00, Plus a $500.00 stipend to purchase educational materials.