Division of Infectious Diseases

Educational Objectives

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Hillcrest
Thornton
VAMC
Owen Clinic
Scripps Green

 

Hillcrest Hospital

At the end of these rotations, fellows are expected to master the ability to recognize, diagnose, treat and manage complications associated with the following infectious diseases and to demonstrate an understanding of the following specific topics:

  1. The febrile patient with a rash
  2. Pleuropulmonary and bronchial infections
  3. Urinary tract infections
  4. Peritonitis and other intra-abdominal infections
  5. Cardiovascular infections
  6. Central nervous system infections
  7. Skin and soft tissue infections
  8. Infections related to trauma and bites
  9. Infections in burned patients
  10. Infections in patients on chronic renal dialysis
  11. Gastrointestinal infections
  12. Bone and joint infections, including chronic osteomyelitis
  13. Infections of the reproductive organs including obstetrical infections
  14. Neurological and neurosurgical infectious complications
  15. Infections of the eye
  16. Viral hepatitides
  17. Sepsis syndromes
  18. Nosocomial pneumonia and other nosocomial infections
  19. HIV and AIDS and its complications, including opportunistic infections
  20. Tuberculosis
  21. Infections in solid organ transplant recipients
  22. Infections in injecting and non-injecting drug users
  23. Hospitalized patients with sexually transmitted infections
  24. Mechanisms of action and adverse reactions to antimicrobial agents
  25. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of major viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases and their clinical manifestations and treatment

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Thornton Hospital

At the end of these rotations, fellows are expected to master the ability to recognize, diagnose, treat and manage complications associated with the following infectious diseases and to demonstrate an understanding of the following specific topics:

  1. Management of infections in patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma
  2. Management of infectious complications of cancer chemotherapy for solid organ, hematopoietic, and other malignancies
  3. Management of infections in bone marrow transplant recipients
  4. Travel-related infections and tropical diseases
  5. Other infectious diseases as described in the narrative for UCSD Medical Center – Hillcrest above.

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Veterans Administration Medical Center

At the end of this rotation, fellows are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the following specific topics:

  1. Methods of determining antimicrobial activity of drugs
  2. Techniques to determine the concentration of drugs in serum and other body fluids
  3. Proper specimen collection for various types of cultures
  4. How to make and read Gram’s stains and acid fast stains
  5. Identification of common bacterial pathogens including obligate anaerobes

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Owen Clinic

1. To develop expertise in the hospital management of HIV infected patients who present with:

2. To learn the comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to ambulatory care of HIV-infected adults and adolescents including:

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Scripps Green Hospital

At the end of this rotation, fellows are expected to master the ability to recognize, diagnose, treat and manage complications associated with the following infectious diseases and to demonstrate an understanding of the following specific topics:

  1. Workup of patients with fever of unknown origin
  2. Management of the febrile patient with a rash
  3. Pleuropulmonary and bronchial infections
  4. Urinary tract infections
  5. Peritonitis and other intra-abdominal infections
  6. Cardiovascular infections
  7. Central nervous system infections
  8. Skin and soft tissue infections
  9. Gastrointestinal infections
  10. Bone and joint infections
  11. Infections in patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma
  12. Infections of the eye
  13. Infections in bone marrow and stem cell recipients
  14. Sepsis syndromes
  15. Nosocomial infections
  16. Infections in solid organ transplant recipients
  17. Mechanisms of action and adverse reactions to antimicrobial agents
  18. Quality assurance and cost containment in the clinical practice of I.D.

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