We are a 2-year fellowship program that has been steadily expanding, offering 2 positions per academic year for a total of 4 ID Fellows at one time. Additional training is also available for those wanting to pursue academic positions.
Core clinical rotations provide comprehensive training experience in all major aspects of clinical infectious diseases. Our graduates have a solid foundation in general infectious disease and management of HIV with additional experience in more specialized fields including management of Hepatitis, immunocompromised ID in neutropenic and transplant patients, and antimicrobial stewardship. Our faculty have decades of experience with strong focuses in HIV, fungal infections and in immunocompromised/transplant ID and are highly approachable.
Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) and the adjacent Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CNVAMC) are the primary locations for clinical training. Fellows are expected to have at least 12 months of clinical duty divided between AUMC and CNVAMC inpatient consult services over their 2 years of training. The remaining time in fellowship will be divided between time set aside for research or electives. Research activities include opportunities for participation with faculty in clinical trials, retrospective studies, quality improvement with infection control/hospital epidemiology or other topics of interest to our trainees. Moreover, basic science research is also available with either the Thompson Lab or the Vazquez Lab.
Augusta University Medical Center
Is a 540-bed tertiary care medical center that is the only level 1 trauma center in the region. Our facility has over 85,000 ER visits and 465,000 outpatient visits per year. Notable features for our institution include active services in Bone-Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Renal Transplantation.
Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Consists of a 156-bed downtown division, an 82-bed uptown division dedicated to psychiatry & rehabilitation, a 132-bed nursing home care unit, & a 60-bed Domiciliary. Fellows will spend their time at the downtown division, which houses the med/surg inpatient beds, the intensive care unit, & the spinal cord injury unit. Clinical emphasis includes HIV, complicated diabetic foot infections, infectious complications of chronic hemodialysis, & antimicrobial stewardship. Of note, fellows will also see patients in the spinal cord injury unit & develop experience managing infections with extensively drug-resistant organisms.
Augusta University Infectious Diseases Clinic
Fellows have one half-day clinic where they will manage a variety of ID-related topics relating to outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in patients discharged from the hospital, management of chronic infections such as long-term hardware infections, or outpatient referrals for issues such as fever of unknown origin.
Ryan White Clinic
Fellows have one half-day continuity clinic weekly, in which they will learn management of HIV and its complications. In the outpatient setting you will be supported by clinical nurses, case managers and an HIV and Hepatitis C-specialized PharmD.
|Journal Club||First Fridays 10-12PM|
|Didactics and Board Review||Thursdays 12-1PM|
|City Wide ID Grand Rounds||Fridays 10-12PM|
|Department of Medicine Grand Rounds||Tuesdays 12-1PM|
|Microbiology Rounds||TBD for Academic Year 2021-22|