Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Curriculum

The training sites for Infectious Disease Fellowship include the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH), Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. During the first year of the program there are 5 months of inpatient consult service and 1 month of Transplant Infectious Disease at SNGH, 1 month of Microbiology and 4 months of Research. The second year consists of 5 months of inpatient consultation at SNGH and 7 months dedicated to Research or Electives.

The Inpatient Consult Service months are performed at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a 664 bed tertiary referral hospital with 24,000 annual admissions. SNGH has active heart, kidney and pancreas transplant programs. A new heart hospital opened in February of 2006. SNGH is a Level I Trauma center with a Burn Unit and is a High Risk Obstetrics referral center. SNGH was the first hospital in the United States to have an EICU. SNGH is one of the 59 Leap Frog Top Hospitals in the United States, the only such hospital in the State of Virginia. The Sentara system is annually ranked in the top 5 of all integrated health care networks in the United States. SNGH has received the JCAHO John M. Eisenberg Safety and Quality Award and the American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize. Our Fellows will also participate in the SNGH Antibiotic Management Program and as members of the Infection Control Committee and the ID Specialty Group.

The Outpatient Continuity Experience is one half day clinic weekly at the main outpatient clinic for the Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency (C3ID) in Hofheimer Hall at EVMS. Focus of this outpatient experience is HIV medicine in a continuity care setting where the Fellows provide care to a panel of patients during the 2 years of the Fellowship from the over 1,500 patients followed by EVMS HIV Clinics. In the Ambulatory Clinic, the Fellows will also gain a breadth of experience in common outpatient Infectious Disease consultations, including travel consultations.