University of Maryland Infectious Diseases fellows presenting at a case conference

ID Grand Rounds (weekly)

Most weeks, two fellows present a case of an interesting or rare infection, often with challenging diagnostic or treatment decisions. Fellows are tasked to ask a crucial clinical question and then review the pertinent literature on the topic. These conferences generate lively discussion, providing the fellows with insight into the varied approaches to patient management. Internal and external faculty present on their research and other topical issues once monthly.

Microbiology Rounds (twice monthly)

Fellows attend rounds in the microbiology lab with Drs. Johnson and Luethy every other week. Rounds consist of a mix of didactic and lab-based instruction. Current clinical cases of interest from the wards are highlighted and explored.

Journal Club (monthly)

Journal club discussions are led by a fellow, who chooses a recent publication to review. Fellows gain experience reviewing the literature and leading group discussions. Expert faculty in field of interest and an ID epidemiologist from the Department of Epidemiology are invited to foster the discussion and ensure understanding of basic research methods and statistical concepts.

ID Teaching Conference (weekly)

Weekly lectures are given by our ID faculty in their areas of expertise. Emphasis is given to core lectures on common infections early in the year, with reviews of less common diseases later in the year. Through this lecture series, fellows receive instruction on the majority of topics covered on the ID boards.

Other ID Conferences (once monthly)

Conferences on difficult HIV management cases, Morbidity & Mortality, and fellow-guided ID board review also occur monthly on a rotating basis.

Monday - ID Grand Rounds
Tuesday - Micro Plate Rounds
- ID Board Review (Fellow Driven)
- M&M
- Journal Club
Wednesday - Pre-Clinic HIV Brief Reviews
Friday - Core Teaching Curriculum (Faculty Directed)